I've noticed something very interesting since I've started my makeup wardrobe decluttering - I noticed that I was always on the quest for my best nude lipstick shade and was always getting it 'wrong' - I think part of that was because I was going towards the dusky pinks and pink toned beiges. Lately, I've been wearing the peach toned beiges, coral beiges and honey toned beiges and I notice a significant difference - warmth suits me much better! Part of figuring out your best nude lipstick is figuring out the base of that nude and which looks the best on you - something cooler, pink beige or warmer, honey beige. A light seashell pink or peach lies somewhere in between the two! I've noticed a huge different too between wearing the cooler grey-blue shades of liner vs the warmer bronze/brown shades - warm tones seem to work much better. You'd think that after 3 years of being on a colour journey that I would know this already? I do seem to tee-totter a lot, but I'm not at all phased by that or see that as a negative - each time I make this kind of discovery or a-ha moment, I gain more confidence in what's right for me. The thing that you don't get to see on this blog, is how much this journey has made me a better makeup artist when working on others. It's really sharpened my skills!!! Anyhow, tee-tottering all, here is my return to the 'warm side' of things:
I like that I took this photo in a very natural light and setting - I'm wearing trace gold and sincere blush by MAC. I added the trace gold to my eyes as a shadow shade (lid to crease) and blended a lighter gold shade into the crease. I used MAC teddy eyeliner and used the gold shade in the too faced natural eyes palette to blend into the liner. I lined my lips with MAC etcetera and filled them in with Honeylove lipstick (also MAC) - voila - the perfect natural look with an elegant nude lip!!!