There is something sexy, yet understated about a nude lip. Another bonus? It’s on trend, seen on the runway at fashion shows by Phillip Lip and Alexander Wang, just to name a few.
Maybelline New York The Buffs by Color Sensational. (Supplied)
Our gals try out Maybelline New York The Buffs by Color Sensational, ($9.99 at mass retailers), which includes eight shades of nude for every skin type.
Rosalyn and I are expecting very different evenings on Valentine’s Day – girlfriend is engaged to sweetheart and I’m about to have my first love day as a singleton in many years. So we’ll need different looks.
We asked Melissa Ortins, makeup artist and national trainer for ACI Brands, to dream up a date night and girls’ night makeup look for us. Here’s out to get ‘em at home.
Date night – Anna Sui
Rosalyn before and after her “date night” look. (Kate Kennedy/QMI Agency)
Even if your makeup bag is full, a good red lipstick is a must.
Want a kiss? Rosalyn is wearing Nars Cinematic lipstick in Future Red and Kate is wearing Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer in Big Bang. (QMI AGENCY)
Bourjois Paris Colour Boost: $18 each, available at Shoppers Drug Mart.
Long summer days call for a lip product that lasts. We’ve been through the beauty bin and took Bourjois Paris Colour Boost Glossy Finish Lipstick for a test run.
Review by: Jenny Tang-Clarke
The Stila Colour Balm Lipstick promises the ‘full pigment-load’ of a lipstick and the ‘nourishing properties’ of a balm. This hybrid came through as a lip balm, but fell short in the lipstick department.
Jenny tries Stila’s colour balm lipstick in Avery, left is her before picture and right she sports the product. (Jenny Tang-Clarke/QMI Agency)
The product: Stila colour balm lipstick, $22
Name of colour: Avery (soft peachy coral)
Application: It went on smoothly, and despite the thickness of the lipstick, it maneuvered the edges and corners of my lips very well.