Every woman needs three staple lipstick shades. Keep in mind of these shades everyone probably needs a different variation of the shade. So that is why its great to ask your makeup artist what she or he recommends before you spend hours at a makeup counter trying on hundreds of shades.
These lipstick staples work for everyone and suit many occasions. So make sure to stock up:
I am asked about nude lips a lot. I use nude lipsticks for head shots most of the time and a lot of women in LA love a god smokey eye and this is the perfect partner. When I choose a nude shade for a client a good theory I stick to is two shades darker than the skin tone. This way the lips are nude but don’t disappear. The skin tone is the second half to the equation. If you have a cool undertone a nude with a little pink to it will compliment beautifully and if you are yellow undertone then peach tone will work nicely with your warm skin.
My favorites are Arbonne Lip Polish, Nude an Lipstick in Satin and Arbonne Lipstick in Shell.
Matte Red Lipstick:
This is to me the number one staple in anyone’s makeup bag. Regardless if it is a sheer, full color, bright, or dark version. This is great for daytime when you aren’t wearing much of anything else. Apply a nude eyeshadow, light eyeliner, mascara, and a pop of red lip. For the evening dress up your cat or smokey eyes. Red lipstick is very sexy.
My favorites are Arbonne Lipstick in Strawberry and Lip liner in Cherry for the bright red lip look
For a sheer look I like to go with NYC 309 Sheer Red
For the darker reds BH Cosmetics in Moody Merlot
Berry with Shine:
A berry lipstick looks natural and still adds color and shine to brighten your smile. This is your daytime lipstick. It can be sheer or full color but a nice shine keeps it casual and fun.
My favorites are Arbonne Lipstick in Candy, Jam, and Vintage Rose
Arbonne Lip Polish in Raisin
For more information about your perfect lip shade please email me at Christine@ChritineRossMAakeupArtist.com