Did you know that America, mainly the south (where I’m from) is the only place that calls this season “Fall” instead of Autumn? I mean, the leaves and temperatures are “falling”…so, I get it lol!
We change our clothing colors, we decorate our homes with warm mustard, rust, and berry tones, so why would we skip on changing out our lip color for the fall? I’m sure some of you are like me, and feel like a dark berry shade would be too harsh on you, but there’s never any harm in trying it at least once. So let’s chat today about how to choose the right shade for you and your skin tone, as well as some lip care for the cooler months!
***First off – you have a pink, red, or bluish hue to your skin, you are a cool tone. You can tell your undertone is cool if the veins in your wrist look blue, silver jewelry complements your tone, or you tend to burn before you tan. The best lipsticks for cool undertones have blue- or purple-shaded undertones. So when you go to choose a red lip, steer away from orange-y shades and veer more toward deep bluish-reds. Be careful with shades that are too light, as they can wash you out.
1. L’ORÉAL PARIS Colour Riche Lipstick, shade: Julianne’s Nude $10.75
2. SEPHORA COLLECTION Cream Lip Stain, shade: Pink Souffle $14
3. SEPHORA COLLECTION Cream Lip Stain, shade: Marvelous Mauve $14
4. BOBBI BROWN Lipstick, shade: Rum Raisin $25
***If you have a yellow, golden, or olive hue to your skin, you likelyy have a warm undertone. You can tell your undertone is warm if the veins in your wrist look green, gold jewelry complements your skin, or you tend to tan or get bronze fairly easily. The best lipsticks for warm undertones are lip colors in warm shades. So go for really red or orange-y colors.
1. L’ORÉAL PARIS Colour Riche Lipstick, shade: Raspberry Rush $10.75
2. L’ORÉAL PARIS Colour Riche Lipstick, shade: Lacquered Strawberry $5.99
3. NYX Professional Matte Lipstick, shade: Up the Bass $5.99
4. BOBBI BROWN Semi-Matte Lipstick, shade: Brick Red $29
Now that we’ve covered the right shades, let’s talk about taking care of your lips so your new lipstick will look it’s best throughout the cooler months.
1. Do not touch/lick your lips. I know this can sometimes be an unconscious act, but try to pay attention. If it is a bad habit of yours, see if you could tell your hubby or co-worker to remind you every time they see you doing it. While your lips may feel better as soon as you lick them, they will only be even more dehydrated after your saliva dries.
2. Drink plenty of water. Staying hydrated directly affects your lips, along with everything else in your body. Your lips need to be hydrated from the inside as well as the outside.
3. Be sure to remove all makeup from lips. We take our makeup off at night, but are we focusing on our lips/lip outline enough? It’s essential to make sure we don’t skip this area. THESE are my favorite makeup remover wipes. They even get off waterproof/lip stains.
4. Exfoliate your lips. Just as said in #3, we need to also exfoliate our lips like we do our face and body. Especially in the winter time, our lips have a greater chance of getting chapped and/or cracking. So exfoliating them at least once a week will help keep the dead skin off the top, creating new skin underneath that is healthy. THIS is my favorite lip scrub.
5. Use a good lip balm at night. The air around you tends to dry out your lips while you sleep. Make sure you use a heavy lip cream or balm before you go to bed. If they are cracking, I suggest using a petroleum jelly or some Aquaphor for a couple nights to help heal and protect. I love THIS balm.
Okay, ladies. This was a long post, but I hope it helps! Have a great rest of your week, we were suppose to have our family pictures this afternoon but a storm is coming in so we moved them to tomorrow.