I thought it might be time for another lipstick challenge. This one is a repeat of November last year: 7 different colours for each day of the week! Read on if you think you can only wear one colour! (this post was originally published on 30/11/2015)
I bet if you go check, you will have more than 7 lipsticks, or maybe more than 14? 20+?And how many do you wear out of those? 2?
We are going to change that next week. Starting Monday, you will dig through your drawers and your handbags and wear those mothers. Yup. Even that Goth dark one!
Follow the prompts, post a selfie on Fashionista in Suburbia Instagram, use the hashtag #7lippies7days and get inspired by other beauties doing the same!
To give you some ideas I will give you hints and recommendations for each day. See how I make it easy for you?
If you are having trouble choosing keep this in mind:
- Know your undertones: are you warm, cool or neutral? Best way to find out, if you don’t know, check the inside of your wrists. Do your veins look blue – you more than likely have cool undertones. If they look greenish – you may have yellow tinged skin and could be warm. Can’t tell the difference? You are probably neutral and you can wear whatever the hell you like!
- What looks better on you? Silver or gold? Usually silver suits cool toned skin and gold suits yellow/warm toned skin.
- Take in consideration your hair colour, as well. Although if you are anything like me, you probably can’t remember what your hair colour is. (Grey doesn’t count!)
Monday – NUDE
I know from previous feedback, that some of you find it extremely hard to find a good nude. When we are looking for NUDE, it is not your skin colour you are trying to match, it is your own lip colour. Try to find one that is only a shade or so darker or lighter than your lip colour and keep your undertones in mind. Rimmel has brought out a great range of nudes. Maybelline has a lovely Blushed Nude lipstick range of 6 pinky nude colours in a Semi matte finish. Cool tone girls choose a colour that has pink or mauve tones. Warm toned girls, choose something with a peach or beige base. Neutral girls, take your pick! Never more than one shade lighter or darker than your lips, though.
Tip: go for a sheer colour rather than a heavily pigmented colour, so your own lip colour shines through. Another tip: if you have made the mistake of buying a lipstick that just doesn’t work for you, adjust the colour with a lipliner.
Tuesday – ORANGE
Orange is my go-to colour for Summer. Nothing screams Summer more to me than tanned skin and an orange slick of lippy. This colour may be more of a challenge for my fair/cool toned friends, but I have a solution for you: stick with oranges with a pink undertone, think Corals!
For my girls with yellow undertones, oh just go for it.
Wednesday – PINK
And on Wednesday we wear pink. One of my least favourite colours to wear, but hey, for you girls I do anything. There is something so deliciously girly about wearing pink lipstick, that every once in a while I have a craving. And I reach for either a soft pink, like NARS Catfight, or an in-your-face pink like MAC Candy Yum Yum.
Cool coloured girls: a blue based pink will look amazing on you.. warm toned girls: something with a hint of coral, like a watermelon, will look mouthwatering on you.
Thursday – BERRY/PURPLE
We worked our way up to this hue, and hopefully you have worked up some courage to wear a punchy colour today. Because the deep berry colours, my fashionistas, is the funnest, most amazing colour to wear. You won’t need a lot of eye make up because you will let your lips do the talking and it will make your teeth look so white. Supposedly a perfect Autumn/Winter colour, but I say meh. Just wear it whenever you want to wear it.
My lovely cool/pink toned girls: reach for a blue based deep plum, wines and oxblood lipsticks. My beautiful warm/yellow toned girls: burgundy, deep red, dark brick colours will look amazing on you.
Friday – RED
A killer red lipstick makes me feel powerful, in control, and a million dollars. No other colour does that.
Everyone should own at least one red lipstick. I own many. From the blue (read cool toned) MAC Ruby Woo, and NARS Audacious Charlotte. Yellow toned (warm) reds I own include MAC Lady Danger, NARS Audacious Grace. Enjoy wearing your LBD of lipsticks today: RED.
Saturday – GLOSS
It is all about matte, matte and matte lipstick right now. Strongly pigmented, longlasting. But a girl needs a slick of something sometimes, especially in the weekend. These Melli Cosmetics Glosses are so beautiful, they have a hint of iridescence and colour and a whole lot of glossy goodness. Also try the beautiful Charisma Glosses by Gilded Cage.
Show me your glossy lips, whether it will be a lip balm or ointment to the kids sport or a super red glossy for a night on the town.
Sunday – YOUR FAVE!
We are nearly there! Now show us your favourite. It can be one that you have worn this week, or one we missed out on. Show me your favourite pout.
You can find all my colours in the Lipstick Gallery.
Till next time,