The Beauty Desk
The latest beauty news & views, direct from PRIMPED HQ!
National Lip Week: Sandra Bullock, Olivia Wilde and Gwen Stefani have ace nude-ish lips
Wed, 3 August 2011 5:13PM
Yes, I do realise the title of this post sounds a wee bit wrong, Primps. I mean, for starters, no one thought Gwen Stefani even owned nude-ish lipstick (she does, by the way), and Sandra Bullock certainly loves to play around with bold lip colours, too, doesn’t she? Yep. Olivia Wilde, however, tends to sport a subtle lip quite regularly, so that part of my title isn’t odd at all. (Thank goodness.)
Anyway, it’s just occurred to me that I spend waaay too much time perving on bright, bold lips (hello, Nicole Richie, Emma Stone and Elisha Cuthbert). It really is the honest truth. So, in an effort to please the gods and even things out a little, I’ve decided it’s high time to perve on some awesome nude-ish pouts.
You in? Sweet.
ACE NUDE-ISH POUT OWNER NO. 1: Sandra Bullock
WHY THIS LIP COLOUR WORKS: Um, does this woman ever age? Right answer = no. But, because she is a lady nearing the age of 50, Sandra Bullock knows too much eye makeup can be a little ageing. So, what does she do? She goes for low key lips to enhance the eye makeup she is wearing. Smart move, Sandra.
ACE NUDE-ISH POUT OWNER NO. 2: Gwen Stefani
WHY THIS LIP COLOUR WORKS: This is pretty obvious, Primps, but Gwen Stefani is sporting a heck of a lot of eye makeup, not to mention a tonne of falsies, so a nude lip simply balances this all out. The slight frosty finish gives her lips a little edgy touch, though, while also making her lips pop.
ACE NUDE-ISH POUT OWNER NO. 3: Olivia Wilde
WHY THIS LIP COLOUR WORKS: Out of all the three looks, Olivia Wilde is sporting the glossiest nude-ish lip. It’s also a little pink in comparison to the other’s pouts, but this works well with her complexion and the eye shadow hue she’s wearing. It’s punchy enough to give her face some lift, but it in no way competes with her dress, strong fringe or defined eyes.
AND THE PERFECT NUDE HUE IF YOU WISH TO COPY THEM:
It’s not just our VIP Club who have been taking these lipstick newbies for a whirl lately, Primps, but our own Eliza, too. She’s had this particular colour on a few days this week (she loves a nude lip), and she’s loving not only the colour but the texture as well.
This particular shade – Opulent Organza – is the perfect hue to team with a smoky eye, or even with bare-ish lids if you’re keen for a natural look. But if you’re going for the latter option, just be sure to give your cheeks some colour using either blush or bronzer. Or both. You could look a little dead if you don’t. And unless you’re Robert Pattinson, that ain’t too cool.
Are you a nude lipstick wearer?
Which celeb do you think looks best with a nude pout?
Are you keen to copy any of their makeup looks?
Posted by: Cherie Herrmann