If you have caramel colored skin or are rocking a very deep tan this summer, check out MAC’s “Hug Me” lipstick ($14, department store counters, MAC stores) a “flesh pink” lustre lipstick that is great for day wear, especially for those of you doing summer internships or with office jobs.
For a reference point- “Hug Me” is a very natural, my-lips-but-better (“MLBB”) shade that on a MAC NC35 through NC42 skintone will look more pink-toned in the summer, and more brown-toned in the winter. TIP: A touch of clear lip gloss in the center of your bottom lip will give the illusion of plumpness.
Another great recommendation, but much harder to find as it may no longer be offered at department store counters, is Estee Lauder’s Pure Color Gloss in “107 Tearose”. This gloss is relatively low-shine and looks supremely elegant and natural without a lipstick base.
If you try these rec’s out, let us know what you think!