Because the ever-so-sickly day of Valentines was this week all of our attention has been on the lips. Using the right colour and type of lipstick can really add some drama to any outfit. With that in mind we have been going through Pinterest to create the best lipspiration which you can see here: https://pinterest.com/hashtagdrag/makeup-lips/
So pucker up and take a look at a few of our favourites.
Cute and cuddly:
These designs are amazing and so creative. We particularly like the cheeky crab pout and the back pussy cat.
Lips that look good enough to eat. We desperately want to master the kiwi design.
All that glitters:
Why not make a bold statement with these glitter lips? Bright enough to catch attention easily, they’re the ideal addition for a stage outfit, or even for a night out.
Shine bright like a diamond:
Take the glitter style one step further with jewels. Match your accessories with the shade for a flawless finish.
Lick of luxury:
Cavier may not be to your taste but it certainly gives across a particular message: classy, sassy and just a little bit trashy. We love how dark and tempting these lips look, especially when matched with nails.
Light up the room with this neon pout.
Let’s talk lips
OK, here’s the scientific bit. The lips are obviously a visible body part, especially when wearing lipstick, and we’re not the only mammals to have them. For most of us they’re soft, squisy, range in colour from pink, red to brown and are bloody useful. We mostly love them because they help us eat and speak, but best of all they’re full of nerves that make them super sensitive. They initiate intimacy and make us feel all warm inside.
Apparently a woman’s lips are a visibile sign of her fertility. The more oestrogen a woman has in her the bigger and more plump her lips seem to be, which in today’s world will make her look much more feminine. We’re totally obsessed with Angelina and Rosie H-W’s puckers. They also attract the lads, and by wearing lipstick it’s possible to create the illusion of fuller lips, and therefore more oestrogen, making the lady more fertile and therefore more attractive. The ladies tend to go for guys with masculine lips, meaning that they’re more middle sized (not too big or too small), a little bit tough and hard to predict. Wink wink.
Fun lipstick facts
- The first manmade lipsticks appeared around four to five thousands years ago, supposedly in Ancient Mesopotamia. The women were said to grind precious gems and decorate their lips with the dust.
- Cleopatra, the Queen of the Nile, was partial to a deep rouge on her lips.
- The types of lipstick – ordinary, glossy/glittery, chapstick, moisturising, lip gloss and balm.
- Here’s one we didn’t know. During the dark and grimy midde ages of Europe a lipstick was viewed as the fashion accessory of the lower class and prostitutes. It was only after the reign of Queen Liz I that the other classes started to use it.
- First swivel up lipstick in a tube appeared in 1923.
- The main ingredients of today’s lipsticks are wax, including beeswax, oils, pigments and emollients. Some lipsticks and lip gloss can also have vitamin E, collagen, amino acids, aloe vera, sunscreen and moisturizers. Who knew?
A great website to grab the latest shade just HAS to be Topshop. You can go directly here.
Lips in Tease – £8.00
Lips in Ditsy – £8.00
Lips in the Damned – £8.00
PH Reactive Lip Tint in Jewel – £9.00
Lips in Bombshell – £9.00
To conclude, some lovely speech about the wonder of our lips…
“I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and… I believe in miracles.” – Audrey Hepburn
“Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick.” – Gwyneth Paltrow
“If I walk outside without lipstick, I feel naked.” – Sophia Vergara