Lips and cheeks combos
My favorite way to wear color is on my face. (such a strange sentence, I know)
My wardrobe is neutral, my shoes are neutral, my bags are neutral, but I’m not shy about wearing a bright lip color to offset the otherwise monotone nature of my “style”.
There’s a bit of practice that comes with pairing the right blush with the right lipstick, so if you are like me and like to experiment with color within your makeup, let’s have a little convo about matching lips and cheeks.
First of all, I tend to be heavy-handed with my blush. I like the look of bright blush, and, in fact, I read somewhere once that Reese Witherspoon likes the look of noticeable blush so I figured if she does it, I can do it.
The main concept you want to follow when pairing lips and cheeks is to stay within the same end of the color spectrum. If your lipstick falls under the cool end, stick with a cooler blush. Conversely, if you are wearing a warm peachy lipstick, look for a blush that has some warm undertones.
If you are wearing a really bold color, either the classic red or a really bright orangey-red, consider skipping blush altogether and just adding a bit of bronzer and luminizer to your cheeks for definitely but not necessarily color. Let your lips do the talking, if you know what I mean. Both literally and figuratively.
If you want to wear a really bright and poppy blush, keep the lips a little more nude. Perhaps skip color altogether and just go with a sheer gloss!
I’d have to say, I tend to gravitate to the warmer colors within my lipsticks and blushes, but I like to cool things off as fall and winter approach. Perhaps metaphorically?
Do you have a go-to combo you like to wear? Let me hear it!
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