Most of us are attracted to the sheer, shiny appearance of a lip gloss; a little glimmer, a little polish with a no-fuss application – the limited pigment lets you apply it carefree without even looking. And as a make-up artist I love it for that understated look. However, most formulas on the market are very sticky so that they will stay on (ah the romance of wind-blown hair stuck to your lip!). In addition, and of great concern to me, is the fact that modified chemicals are used to get this stay-on shine. They taste terrible so are masked with fake flavors and the whole glop leaves me wondering why bother.
Because I love the look of lip gloss and love good color, I tried all the brands but without success – so I finally just made some myself. It took lots of trials but I just came up with a simple, clean formula tinted with my famous approach to color. They are made with a blend of castor oil, bees & carnauba waxes and a highly active form of vitamin E so not only are they glossy but are so, so good for your lips…healing and moisturizing. The see-through color comes from natural mineral oxides and mica sparkle. It’s those ingredients and that’s it; clean and simple and beautiful. $15
So here is my COLOR THEORY behind the tints that I made…
Because the nature of a lip gloss is to be sheer, it allows for the possibility of lifting or enhancing your natural lip color without having to cover it up like a traditional lipstick does. A vivid, clear hue can amplify the natural undertones of your lip color or it can tone down the overtones in your lip color if you desire.
For example: if you have a cool, blue-rose tone in your skin an icy sheer pink will amplify your coloring for a dressed up natural look. Another example using the theory of complimentary opposite colors: if you have very dark & purple colored lips, applying a sheer beige color will counter-act their tone if you are wishing for a softer lip.
Come in to try some on; firstname.lastname@example.org 603-491-7305
Color names in descending order: Orchid Wine, Pink Pink, Watermelon, Tangerine, Penny, Champagne and Candlelight.