My first post on makeup for bespectacled ladies went down so well, I've decided to make it into a bit of a series. Starting with lips!
I tend to keep my eye makeup quite natural, preferring to focus on rosy cheeks and bright lips to add colour to my face. If you wear glasses, eye makeup can lead to smudged lenses, watery eyes and general annoyance, so a pretty pout is a good alternative. Here are my favourite colours...
Topshop lipstick in Whimsical
Topshop lipstick in Ohh La La
Topshop lipstick in Brighton Rock
Topshop lipstick in Rio Rio
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable lip stain balm in Lovesick
These are the lip colours I wear most often. I'm a huge fan of Topshop lipsticks (duh!) - they have a long-lasting, matte finish and the colours are really bright and pigmented. I also love the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable lip stains, which have a glossy finish and leave lips feeling really moisturised and soft.
I don't like anything too heavy on my lips so I don't use a liner or primer - I just whack it on and hope for the best. I lick my lips a lot so will usually reapply around lunchtime but find these formulas don't go gloopy or cakey in the corners.
For me, lipstick is an easy, fuss-free way to brighten up my makeup. My heavy, black frames need a bit of balance and I think elaborate eye makeup can look a bit OTT with statement glasses, so taking the focus to another part of my face just evens things out a bit.
I decided to stick with the Revlon lip stain for today's look... it matches my nails nicely!
Is lipstick part of your daily makeup routine or do you save it for special occasions? And if you wear glasses, do you focus on lips over eyes or do you prefer to highlight your peepers?