What's your JAM?

Every year there is another autumnal trend that becomes a key make up must have that ends up staying in my make-up bag for seasons after season and this year its the Berry beautiful lips. It’s time to ditch our signature shades of dusky pinks and nudes letting them take a back seat as the […]

NUSU
9th November 2015

Every year there is another autumnal trend that becomes a key make up must have that ends up staying in my make-up bag for seasons after season and this year its the Berry beautiful lips. It’s time to ditch our signature shades of dusky pinks and nudes letting them take a back seat as the temperate drops and the moody nights set in; we can finally welcome the darker hues of a complimentary berry lip and nail duo. When opting for a signature look this winter, it’s important the product is perfect and this doesn’t mean the most expensive. There are hundreds of shades all claiming to be ‘berry’ so knowing that £15.50 you’ve just splashed out on a new MAC is perfect, worth it, and going to get you that power pout. The trick is knowing what works for you. For girls with fair skin opt for raspberry shades in various pink-based hues enriched in bold and bright berry tones helping to make your bright eyes pop. For medium/olive complexions try, warmer tones and experiment with hints of reddish-maroon colours to add a twist on your berry lip look and enhance your natural glow even in the winter months. For those with darker skin tone, delve deep into blueberry-based purples, and you can really go to town with the darker tones playing around with velvety wines. Whatever your skin tone, if you are not used to being bold with your lip colour begin with sheer balm. This will give you a tint of colour without jumping straight in for a statement pout. Most balms are universally flattering allowing you more wear through the upcoming winter months complementing your style which will eventually see you getting bolder and braver as the season progresses. For your nails, ever since Kate Moss famously said matching nails and lips is a ‘big no-no’ many of us has steered away and tried too hard to create contrasting looks between our lips and tips. Although Moss is usually Boss, I have to disagree with her here. I love the ‘matchy matchy’ trend and I think berry hues are one of the ones it works best with. Preparation is key! For your nails to look there best you really have to keep on top of your before and after care. Polish, protect and file. Always make sure you do a base coat and primer to get the most of your product colour and lock it in. The only thing I would say to avoid matching is the texture, this will make both your lips and nails stand out more, if you have gone for matte lips wear a glossy polish and vice versa! Also, if you struggle finding the perfect match, opt for a few shades darker polish or contrast your berry hues.

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