New nude lip discovery: Julie Hewett Simone Lipstick. Can one ever have too many nudes lipsticks? Of course not. Does this one stand out from the crowd. Yes. It’s the perfect peachy, lip-amping shade without any shine, glitter or gloss; yet it’s so moisturizing I wear it without lip balm (and those two things don’t usually go together). It doesn’t have the blue/gray tones in the color that can cause you to look so lifeless that so many nudes that look great in the bullet do.
Makeup trick of the day: For a slight boost to your nude lip without going for shimmer, use a shimmer-laden lip liner (read: not too shimmer laden) to outline the lips. It is way more forgiving than matte liners and it blurs any lip area imperfections and creates dimension without calling any attention to the shimmer, it will be invisible to the eye but cause a lot more volume on the lips.
My shimmer-ish liner of choice right now is from Rouge Bunny Rouge Forever Yours…Long Lasting Lip Pencil – in the shade Esteban 07. It looks like a silk nightie and isn’t to drying. A seriously gorgeous combination that goes great for everyday, evening, perfect with a smoky eye.