THE PERFECT & AFFORDABLE NUDE LIP!
We all know how difficult it is to find the perfect nude lip color for your skin. I’ve gone through so many different shades in an effort to find the perfect color match for my skin tone, not to mention sort of burning a hole in my wallet with expensive brands. I’ve given up on spending big bucks on make-up looks that can be much more affordable, and I hope I can help out my fellow make-up lovers save some cash as well!
STEP 1: NO LIP LOOKS GOOD WHEN CHAPPED! (SKIP THIS STEP IF YOU HAVE LUSCIOUS SMOOTH LIPS)
Let’s get real, no one likes a chapped lip. If you keep wondering why no lipstick/lip-gloss/etc. looks good on you, your problem is most likely a chapped lip. The key to fixing this is time and moisture…aka USE CHAPSTICK, DUH! Use chapstick when you wake up, when you’re eating, when you’re at work, when you’re at school…basically all the time! Most importantly when you sleep. I don’t care what kind of chapstick you use as long as it moisturizes and has sunscreen. Once you see results, keep using it in order to prevent your lips from getting chapped again.
STEP 2: USE YOUR FOUNDATION!
Surprise! Surprise! This is the trick to a perfect and affordable nude lip. Your liquid foundation is as close as you’re going to get to a nude that matches and compliments your face perfectly. Not to mention you already have it, therefore you do not have to buy anything extra! I’m basically giving you a nude lipstick for free here, be thankful! Apply your foundation on your lips using a lip brush, if you do not have one your fingers will work just fine. Now, it’s going to give you a dry matte look which means it won’t have any shine. Depending on the type of look you are going for, this might be as far as you go.
STEP 3: GIVE IT SHINE!
If you’re like me you love everything that shines, especially on your lips! There are 2 easy and affordable options you can use for shine:
1) Chapstick: This is the most affordable option and will give you a soft shine that is also NOT sticky.
2) Clear lip-gloss(my fave): This is a bit more expensive but will give you the most shine.
EXTRA STEP: LIP LINER! (USE BEFORE STEP 2)
You can definitely do without lip liner, but this is a great way to ensure that it doesn’t look like your face is blending in with your lip. Don’t stress yourself out too much on picking the right color. The easiest way to do it is to match the liner with your natural lip color! Now you have a liner that you can use with a nude lip AND many other lipsticks. Once you are ready to apply your liner, always remember one key word: BLENDING. The key to applying your liner is to not only outline your lip but also blend it a little into your actual lip all the way around. Then when you apply your foundation as a lip color you can blend the foundation into the liner.
- Make sure your lips are not chapped.
- Apply lip liner. (optional)
- Apply liquid foundation to lips.
- Apply chapstick or lip gloss to add shine.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- Liquid foundation
- Lip liner (optional)
- Chapstick and/or lip gloss