May 02, 2012
My lips are already rather pigmented naturally (I would say maybe a medium rose tone?), but I want to use a lighter coral shade for prom. I've been looking through the threads on coral lip products, and I think I might end up getting the Revlon lip gloss in Coral Reef (any other suggestions would be amazing as well!). How would I go about using a lighter color on my lips? Should I use my concealer as a base? Or is there a better way to do this?
Thanks in advance! :)
I definitely would use a concealer and or your foundation before applying a lighter colored lipstick.
If you line your lips with a similar shade, it will help block out your natural lip color as well, but using foundation/concealer as a base is your best bet. I have pretty pigmented lips so I know how you feel!! Haha good luck and have fun at prom :)
Ditto the above recs.
If you do use concealer to blank out your lips, just make sure your lips are well-moisturized first.
Another option is to put on a nude lipstick first (I like e.l.f. Mineral lipstick in Natural Nymph or Revlon Colorburst l/s in Soft Nude for this, as they're very good at blanking out the lips). Or you (or someone) can call MAC Pro and order a product called Lip Erase. It comes in two colours -- Pale (for lighter skintones) and Dim (for darker ones).
I would just go ahead and cover your lips with your foundation/concealer before applying the lip product. No need for something like the Lip Erase when you've got that. :)
May 03, 2012
Ok! Thanks everyone! :)
May 04, 2012
Using concealer and/or foundation might mix with the color you apply, especially if it's a light shade. I know because it's happened to me. I suggest a good lip primer. It keeps the color fresh all night without having to constantly apply it. MAC has a fabulous one. They also have a great lip moisturizer as well that's great to use before applying color to your lips.
I use my Avene lip balm first while I'm doing the rest of my makeup, then when applying my foundation I lightly, I stress the word lightly because this might dry your lips out, I lightly use the foundation brush to dab some foundation on my lips, it doesn't need to be much, just a little bit like whatever is left on the brush would be enoughand then I pat my lips with my ring finger to make sure that it blends with the moisturiser. I use this method because I got some discoloration because of the sun on my lips, so it's not even, it's like random spots here and there. The Avene lip balm prevents that too.
May 05, 2012
I have very pigmented lips as well. I moisturize my lips first then apply a concealer/foundation and then apply the lipstick.
May 17, 2012
try mac in sync pencil under your colors it works really well for me i have the same problem.
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