Thursday, July 1, 2010

Oh Canada Lippies!

Happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canadians! I will be doing all things Canadian today including showing my country pride by wearing two of my favourite red lippies from Canadian brand Beaute Cosmetics!

Beaute Cosmetics Liqui-Gel Stains in Fever ($29 CAD): I've given these gel stains rave reviews on Makeup Junkie in the past. When I want a red lip that will last, I reach for Fever, a deep wine red that looks gorgeous on its own or as a base. These gels don't over dry the lips and give unbelievable depth when layered underneath a lipstick or gloss. It really has some serious stay-powering!

Beaute Cosmetics Luminous Volume Gloss in Urge ($26 CAD): You want some sexy volume? The husband likey! I haven't used this gloss in a while and I forgot how unbelievably shiny and pouty this gloss makes your lips. On its own, it's a sheer red but not a shy red! It's sheer enough if you're scared of reds but not shy enough to be noticed. It's a great shade of cherry that I love. I love layering this over Fever.

How To Wear Reds:
  • Red is a bold colour but with the different textures and formulas you can find reds in sheer to rich tones. Choose one you're comfortable with. Stick with stains, sheer glosses and tinted lip balms for something more subtle. 
  • For a summer red lip, I love pairing it with bronzing, glowing skin. Stick with bronze and golds on the lids, lots of mascara, and shimmering bronze cheeks. Lovely! 
  • To avoid a red mess on the teeth, take your index finger (clean of course!), put it in your mouth and pull straight out. 
  • When shopping for the perfect red, check the shade in natural light before purchasing. For pale skin tones, try a cool and bright cherry red. (Think Gwen Stefani, Lady Gaga).
    For medium yellow and olive skin tones, give a warm-toned fire-engine red a go.
    For dark skin tones, try a berry colour or crimson red.
How will you be showing your Canadian patriotism and does it involve a red lippie? Have you tried these lippies? Love 'em? Hate 'em? Want 'em?


Lipstick Rules said...

I love wearing these Beaute products too!! We must be on the same wavelength with red lips today!!

See you soon hopefully.


Make-up Junkie said...

Hi Michelle!
that's why you and I get along so well! Great minds think alike ;) Will get in touch so we can meet up!


Cassandra Rae Ferguson said...

I love red lips for maximum impact...thanks for this post! Remember that you can always wear a sheer tint if you are a bit nervous about wearing strong red lips!

Christina said...

Yay for red lips...
Honestly, there is absolutely no better color than red; paired with a minimal eye and rosy cheeks, you are definitely good for a night out!
Very good post about picking the right shade!!