February 14 is just on the horizon, and whether you have elaborate plans or are spending a cozy night in with your partner, why miss an opportunity to doll up a bit? While the reds and pinks that adorn Valentine's Day cards and heart-shaped boxes may bring to mind bright, bold lipsticks, we'd like to suggest a subtler approach that is no less apt: Chic, neutral tones.
A nude lip can be a striking, sensual alternative to deep reddish hues, one that is surprisingly intimate in its understated quality. Harper's Bazaar notes that Jennifer Lopez has mastered this look, and is often caught on red carpets with just a touch of color on her lips. If you're interested in trying out this technique, the source recommends dabbing a bit of your favorite foundation on your lips before applying a flesh-colored shade of lipstick.
"Look for [a lipstick] with peachy tones, not gray ones," the source suggests to avoid a washed out, lifeless look. Then feel free to pair this pout with dramatic smokey eyes or an equally understated shade of brown or gray eye shadow.
Not sure if nude, neutral tones are right for you? Luckily there is still some timeto experiment before the holiday! Plus, to really look your best in time for the big day, you can always invest in a rejuvenating chemical peel or microdermabrasionsession. These rejuvenating procedures can slough away dull, dead skin for a glowing, vibrant complexion and a boost of confidence! Contact Marotta Aesthetics & Laser to learn more about these offerings and check back with this blog for more makeup tips!