1/11/2016

Nude lips



While you were learning the ropes of makeup, you've probably heard this mantra many, many times: natural eyes with bold lips and smokey eye with nude lipsticks. This is the rule that makes sense, knowing that people are visual creatures and emphasizing more facial features can be confusing to the human eye (yep, overdrawn eyebrows, you count as well). Instead, making the one feature prominent creates the beautiful makeup look that is well put together.

I have an ambivalent relationship with rules, sometimes they sound reasonable and worth following, and in other situations I just ignore them. In the scenario of smokey eyes, I've always felt like I don't need to wear it with nude lips. Sure, I've tried it on couple of occasions, but I was never happy with the outcome. Now I know it's mainly because I didn't find the right lip product. My beloved (and overhyped these days) YSL Rouge Volupte is an amazing lipstick indeed, still it's more of a hydrating, sheer finish type of lipstick and it doesn't stay put very long. Other nude lipsticks just made me look unhealthy and weird.

All this didn't matter because I was convinced you can rock bold eye looks with bold lipsticks. Truth to be told, you can, but it looks so much better when you don't. Simply because we naturally have the need to focus on one point on someone's face. 

So how to find the perfect nudes? One of the oldest rules in the makeup book applies here: always chose the colour that is couple of shades darker than your complexion. And I will add: try to find shades that have a warm undertone. Neutral lip colours with a cold undertone tend to make you look unhealthy.

The biggest ''mistake'' you can make (although makeup is all about experimenting and mistakes are sometimes more than welcome) is to apply your foundation over your lips. This look never looked faltering on anyone and never will. If that's something that floats your boat, by all means go for it, but remember, the point of makeup is to enhance your natural beauty, not to cover your features and make them look dull.

Colour combo I really like, and I'm wearing here, is Golden Rose Velvet Matte lipstick in 03 with Aura lipliner in 31. NYX Soft Matte lip cream also comes in some great nude shades, my favourite is Stockholm, they say it's a dupe for Candy K shade from Kylie Jenner's lip kit. 90's makeup trends are huge right now, so why not channel your 90's alter ego with a nice, warm, nude lip?

What do you think, do you like nude lips?



Dok ste učili osnove šminkanja, verovatno ste ovu mantru čuli mnogo puta: neutralne oči idu uz jak karmin, dok se smokey eye nosi sa nude karminima. Ovo je pravilo koje ima smisla, kada se u obzir uzme da su ljudi vizuelna bića i naglašavanje nekoliko crta lica u isto vreme može biti zbunjujuće ljudskom oku (da, previše iscrtane obrve, i vi se računate). S druge strane, ako naglasite samo oči ili usne, dobićete lepu šminku koja je fino uklopljena.

Ja imam ambivalentan odnos sa pravilima, nekada mi zvuče razumno i kao da ih treba pratiti a u nekim drugim situacijama ih jednostavno ignorišem. Što se tiče smokey eye-a, uvek sam mislila da nema potrebe uklapati ga sa nude usnama. Naravno, probala sam tu kombinaciju nekoliko puta, ali nikada nisam bila potpuno zadaovoljna rezultatom. Sada znam da je to jer nisam pronašla odgovarajući karmin. Moj omiljeni (i previše izvikan ovih dana) YSL Rouge Volupte je zaista divan, ali je više u rangu hidrirajućih, slabo pokrivnih karmina i ne traje dugo na usnama. Ostali nude karmini su mi davali čudan i nezdrav izgled.

Ništa od toga mi nije bilo bitno, jer sam bila ubeđena da jarka šminka na očima i usnama idu zajedno. Istina je da možete da ih nosite zajedno, ali bolje izgleda kad to ne radite. Jer prirodno imamo potrebu da se fokusiramo na jednu tačku na nečijem licu. 

Pa kako pronaći tu savršenu nude nijansu? Jedno od najstarijih pravila šminkanja primenjljivo je ovde: uvek izaberite boju koja je nekoliko nijansi tamnija od vaše boje tena. A moje pravilo je i da birate boje koje imaju topli podton. Neutralne boje usana sa hladnim podtonom mogu da daju nezdrav izgled.

Najveća ''greška'' koju možete da napravite (iako je poenta šminkanja u eksperimentisanju i greške su ponekad više nego dobrodošle) je da nanesete puder preko usana. Ovaj izgled nikome ne stoji dobro, niti će ikada. Ako je to nešto što jako volite, slobodno se tako šminkajte, ali zapamtite, šminka služi za naglašavanje vaše prirodne lepote, ne za pokrivanje crta lica.

Kombinacija koju ja jako volim, i koju nosim ovde, je Golden Rose Velvet Matte karmin u boji 03 sa Aura olovkom za usne u broju 31. NYX Soft Matte lip cream takođe ima divne nude nijanse, moja omiljena je Stockholm, kažu da je ona zamena za Candy K nijansu iz Lip Kit-a Kajli Džener. Trendovi šminkanja iz 90-ih su trenutno jako popularni, pa zašto ne kanalisati svoj alter ego 90-ih lepim, toplim nude usnama?

Šta vi mislite, da li volite nude usne?





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