Summer reds are my personal favorite lip colors. And when I say summer red I mean the orange based reds that work really well for people with olive complexions like myself. Orange reds look amazing on a variety of skin tones in my opinion. You don’t have to have my complexion necessarily to pull off an orange based red, in fact I think people with deep complexions look great in these types of colors and even someone who is super fair could pull it off as long as you pair with a lip liner that may suit your skin tone a little better.
This is the makeup look I wore on all my summer vacations so far and I felt confident, pretty and put together. I like to keep the rest of my makeup very bronzy and glowy. What I have on my eyes I’ve also added to my face which is just a bronzer and a golden highlight which is on my nose, cheekbones, and eyelids. My blush is very warm and peachy to further compliment the lip and I just really love how this always turns out.
The first thing I do is I choose a red lip liner that is much darker than my lipstick. I don’t even choose a lip liner that is necessarily orange-based. The one I always use is NARS velvet lip liner in Lanikai. It’s darker than the next shade so it’ll give a nice gradient look to the lips.
Next thing I do is take Kylie Cosmetics liquid lipstick in 22 which for me personally is my all time favorite red lip color. It’s really the only red a feel comfortable wearing by itself which is what I tend to do during the Fall months. I fill my lips in almost entirely, but leave a small area in the center of my upper and lower lip without much product.
Lastly I take any light pink based nude, here I’m using Kylie Cosmetics Liquid Velvet in Charm. I also really love ABH liquid lip in Milkshake or Pure Hollywood and get the same type of effect.
–>By applying the nude pink color on top not only does it lighten the color but it also gives an ombré effect, which I love since it gives the lips a poutier look.
Swatches of the three shades used:
Nars Velvet in Lanikai
Kylie Cosmetics Liquid Lip in 22
Kylie Cosmetics Liquid Velvet in Charm