22 October 2010

Winter Lips

Winter is here, it’s time to embrace the extreme cold air. With the newly changed weather dynamic, dropping temperatures will become a daily occurrence. Outfit choices will begin to include layers of clothing and scarves covering up virtually everything. It’s the perfect time to wear your sexy through your lips. Lips are one of the focal points of your face; it’s your calling card to the world. Let your lips be your fashion statement. Take some time and try different looks that show your personality and speak a language all its own. As the season gets more intense, try out three great looks for your lips to bring the heat and attention to you. This winter red, coral and nude lips are the perfect fit for day and night events.


Red lips are sexy and timeless. No matter the season, red lips have made it on the runway to the club. Since the day Marilyn Monroe took her first professional picture, always in a ruby shade; the popularity of red lips has grown.

Red is daring and draws all the attention to your luscious lips and beautiful face in every setting. With a natural look, you can't go wrong with a bold choice of red. Pick a red that has the same undertones of your skin. Red lips will heat up the cold nights to come.

Tip: Make sure to use a lip liner, red tends to get a little messy at times.

Red Lip Picks:

Givenchy Printed Lips. Rose Impression. $24.50 (parfumsgivenchy.com) Easy application with a great matte finish.

Dior Serum De Rouge Luminous Color Lip Treatment. Res Serum 850. $32 (beauty.dior.com) Dior Serum De Rouge has an easy application with a rich creamy look. It's enriched with mango butter, giving nourishing treatment with SPF 20 protection.

Kat Von D Painted Love Lipstick. $18 (sephora.com) Kate Von D has a great collection of reds for all your special looks, specifically Hellbent.

Cover Girl Shineblast Lip Gloss. (covergirl.com) Covergirl Shineblast "Fire" gives a high gloss, along with the breakthrough application, which helps give off the perfect shimmer.


Coral lips are making a comeback for fall this year. It's great for fashionistas not interested in red, but looking for a little more than a nude lip. Coral gives off a radiant look to a season known for destroying lips.

This is one great color that virtually looks regal on most skin types. With so many shades ranging from bold to bright you can't go wrong with coral. If you have warm undertones try more orange and pink traditional corals, while cooler tones should go for the darker hues of coral. With a natural look or tinted moisturizer, coral is a great look for day or night.

Coral Lip Picks:

Tarina Tarantino Conditioning Lip Sheen $22 (sephora.com) Tarantino has creamy lip color with satin finish in many shades of coral.

Yves Saint Laurent Gloss Pur. $30 (yslbeauty.com) Try out Yves in Pure Coral. Gloss Pur gives a luminous glossy sheen.

Mac's Tinted Lip Glass. $14 (maccosmetics.com) Mac has created a high gloss, with glass like finish. It not only creates a shine but includes jojoba oil to soften and condition lips. Try out Lip Glass in Pink Lemonade.


For you ladies who love the natural look, nude is the way to go. You can still have the neutral look while giving your lips a basic shine. Be careful, picking the wrong hue can be disastrous for your face. Lighter skin should stick to peachy and totally nude; while darker skin can go more with light browns and tans.

Nude Lip Picks:

Revlon Color Burst. (revlon.com) ColorBurst has great neutral colors. Try Revlon out in Hazelnut.

Make Up For Ever Lipstick. $19 (sephora.com) Make Up For Ever has a collection of pearly, cream, transparent, and matte colors. Try out the great line of neutral browns.

Dior Serum De Rouge Luminous Color Lip Treatment $32. Try out Nude Serum 510.

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