Some days you want lips that look simply and subtly flushed; other times you want a bold pucker that stands out when you walk in the room. The good news is that you can have both of these looks—and more! And you can do it without a cosmetic’s case crammed with products. The secret? A berry shade of lipstick.
"Berry shades are a great option when it comes to experimenting because they look great washed out or with a full coverage application,” says makeup artist Raychel Wade, owner of Cheek to Chic. Once you’ve got your berry-hued lipstick, try these pretty lip looks.
Dab your finger on the top of the lipstick. Then, lightly pat your finger onto your pout. “This gives a bit of a stain effect,” says Wade.
Add a clear or sheer, light-colored gloss on top of the stain application. “This gives you a washed out, shiny look,” says Wade.
Slick on a darker, berry colored gloss over the stain for a rich, but shiny pucker.
Try a traditional application of your berry lipstick. “This deepens the color of your pout,” says Wade.
Go even deeper and darker with a few swipes of the lipstick and then on top of this apply a lip pencil that is one berry shade darker than your lipstick to your entire mouth.