Love this new campaign by Taraji P. Henderson and VIVA Glam. This lip colour looks so darn good. We just love Taraji and Jussie Smollett’s interview too.
Plus it’s all for a good cause. 100% of the money made from the makeup goes towards helping someone living with HIV and AIDS. Get involved and look fab in the process!
5 tips for applying lipstick –
Now I’m no expert in the field (for sure!) but here are some tips that helped me with my amateur journey with lipstick.
- Don’t be afraid of colour! If you’re new to lipstick I would say try wearing lipstick everyday for at least 2 weeks. That way you get familiar with how it feels and looks on you. Slowly ease yourself into brighter colours as you go. You will feel like an alien at first (mostly in your head) but I’m sure actually look lovely. Maybe even get some advice from a trustworthy friend (trustworthy being the key word here, some people try lie, got you out here looking like Freddy Krueger)
- Skin tone is key. Don’t just go for any colour. Make sure it works with your skin tone. Go and try out colours, some reds may need to have a cool or warm undertone to work for you. This will make all the difference in how you feel when wearing lipstick
- Work it with your clothes. If you mostly wear black/dark colours, try something brighter like a red or pink like Taraji in this image. The lip is the statement piece. It works well for the work too. Why not eh?
- Lip liner is amazing. It really defines the lip and kinda ‘holds in’ the lipstick. Creating a really neat look
- Add a lil extra. Now this is totally up to you. I like the matte look day to day but enjoy playing with gloss at the weekends. Add gloss on top for a popping look like Taraji, or blend the ends with your lip liner to create a softer look.
- Have fun! Most importantly. I never enjoyed make up before because I saw it as a massive chore. Watching videos on youtube, seeing the endless make up utensils and endless products just put me off. But I’ve realised I can play with just a couple of things like lipstick and eyebrows, and I’m good to go.