Sometimes, orange feels a little too orange and a peach doesn’t feel peachy enough. So you have the perfect lipstick shade in mind but not on your lips because it doesn’t exist? Not anymore. When you can’t find the perfect shade of lipstick, make it! Here’s your guide to lipstick layering—the latest trend in the world of makeup for the most unique shades, made by the easiest way, layering!
Love orange but find it too over the top? Start with the Shiseido Fire Topaz Rouge for a glossy, buildable orange base and then soften it out to a wearable sherbet with the Revlon Dare To Be Nude Matte Lipstick.
When red just isn’t dramatic enough, add some purple. Start with the MAC Matte Lipstick in deep purple and then add some warmth with the Estee Lauder Pure Color Lipstick in Immortal red. Keep the red to the centre of your lips for an extra plumping effect!
Bright lavender for spring? Yes, please! Create a bright base layer with a long-lasting lipstick like the MAC Mini in Rebel and then add the Bobbi Brown Real Nude little by little, based on how bright or muted you want your lavender to be.
Layer: Red + Coral
The best red lipstick has a particular shade of bright, coral red that suits every skin tone and you can make your own! Apply the Revlon So Lit Lipstick in red lightly, going for a stained effect and then use the MyGlamm Pose Lipstick in Muted Coral at the centre of your lips, creating depth.
Layer: Brown + Pink
Want a my-lips-but-better nude lipstick shade? Create a brown base with the Clinique Pop Lip Colour in Heavenly and then cover it with the Bobbi Brown Matte Lip Color in True Pink for a gorgeous, natural nude.
When it comes to lip colours, experimentation is the way to go so go on, buy some unique shades and pair them up for some even more unique hues on your lips!