Try a Trend Tuesday: Fuchsia Lipstick
The current lipstick trend can work for everyone- fuchsia. I often buy a new shade of lipstick, only to let it sit in my makeup bag only to be tested out from time to time and wiped off because I feel that I can't carry it off or it is too bold for "just the grocery store." But you know what? I have started getting the courage wear it more and more, and I feel a little peppier those days. Many times, people smile and nod in approval, even remarking that they wish they could pull that color off. I always tilt my head and ask "Why can't you?"
Seriously, ask yourself, why can't you? It is just makeup. It wipes off. It doesn't cost a lot of money to take a fun chance on a new trend.
Here are my three current favorite fuchsia shades, all under $20.
The Cult Classic Brand
MAC in Impassioned- $16 at maccosmetics.com
This shade of fuchsia is leans to the coral end of the spectrum. It is definitely bright, and lends a little neon pop to your pout. It is an "amplified creme" finish which is much more moisturizing than their matte finish (which I find to be almost unwearable...my lips feel like they need constant Chapstick when I wear MAC Matte lipsticks). This color does look lovely with a tan- it truly wakes up your face.
The Drugstore Darling
L'Oreal Extraordinaire by Colour Riche in Fuchsia Orchestra- $9.99 at lorealparisusa.com
This shade does delve into the purple part of the fuchsia family. Since it is more of a liquid lipstick than a creme, it is the most moisturizing of the bunch but does need to be frequently applied. One thing I do like, though is the fact that I don't need a mirror for touch ups. This shade was how I dipped my toe into the bright lipstick trend- my training wheels, you may say!
The New Kid on the Block
GLOSSiGiRL in Kick'n Ass- $19 at glossigirl.com
This is a true fuchsia to me- pink, pink, pink! It doesn't veer into Barbie territory, though, since it doesn't carry that bubble gum undertone. This is a creme lipstick, and it goes on smooth and silky with even coverage. The best part of this is how it wears- it stays on for hours, and when it does start to wear off (a long time later, I have woken up the next day with color still on my lips), it does so evenly. At that point, I love to put a little gloss over it and wear it like a lip stain! This has serious pigment power- GORGEOUS.
If you need some help to get you started with bright lipsticks, make sure to visit the "lips" section of DailyDimmick.com, authored by GlossiGirl creater/co-founder Stephen Dimmick. He presents incredibly helpful and confidence-building how-to videos, tips, tricks and sass. Stephen has been a makeup artist for 27 years and his work has appeared in Italian Vogue, W Magazine, Numero, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire and Time Magazine’s Style and Design.
He is a true supporter of ALL women- from models to moms, CEOs to chefs, shy to sassy. I love his philosophies, and always head to his site when I need a "daily dose of gorgeous." (In fact, I just watched his "Smokey Eyes Made Simple" tutorial- I can't WAIT to road test it!). Congrats on your new company, my friend- I knew you would knock it out of the park!!