Hot Pink For Summer 2013

Hot Pink/Purple Lips

Hot Pink/Purple Lips

“They” say you can’t wear certain colors but why are YOU listening to “them” anyway? Color exists for a reason and I embrace them all for different reasons.
Notice that I’m on trend with hot pinkish purple lips for the summer. Finding the right shade of pink that pops may take a bit of time, especially since every shade isn’t right for everyone. I’m a makeup artist, so I can “make” the wrong color work for me by mixing lipsticks with glosses or adding a lip liner. If you’re fair-skinned, with a rosy complexion, look for a bright pink that has a touch of coral, which adds dimension to the skin. Medium and olive-skinned beauty babes can rock hot pinks blended with purple undertones that really complement their skin. If you’re dark like me, you can play around with wine colored pinks, as well as pinks that have more of a violet hue that wake up your skin! I struggle with finding the right colors just like everyone else, so created my own pink by lining my lips very lightly with MAC’s Vino Lip Pencil (one of my favorites), then mixing Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Hoochie with Strumpet. I topped off the look with MAC Lip Glass in Pink Poodle (and oldie but goodie). I actually got quite a few compliments on my pretty pink lips. Everyone may not have the patience to mix all those shades together to get their signature pink look, but there are more than enough brands out there to select from and through trial and error, you can find the right hot pink for summer 2013! Happy Shopping!


Dazzleglass + Lip Tar=Pretty Pink Lips

I love mixing and matching colors and brands, which inspires me to create different looks.  I used M.A.C.’s Vino Lip Pencil,  their Dazzleglass in Like Venus, and Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Hoochie for this vibrant, sparkly look. What do you think?