The beautiful KESW asks:
I really, really want to love lipstick, but I have a large mouth and full lips (as well as big eyes) so when I do lipstick I tend to look like Ronald McDonald. Thus I haven’t experimented a lot and don’t know what type of lipstick I should be looking for. Any ideas?
Do you hear that sound? That is the sound of thousands of women hurling their Lip Venom against the wall and cursing you for your luscious, lovely pout.
However, it is all about perception, isn’t it? And if you feel your lips need some toning down rather than amping up, then who am I to tell you otherwise? I’m here to help, not lecture.
First of all, you want to look for matte or cream lipstick. Shine is not your friend when you are looking to minimize, well, anything. Also, avoid any kind of lip gloss, use a balm to keep lips hydrated.
Next, you should try to stick to neutral shades that look good with your skin tone. You should be looking for nudes, peaches, and pinks.
Use a bit of a brighter blush to help draw the attention away from your mouth. You could also play up your eyes, but pick only one feature, not both, or for sure you will be going the Ronald McDonald route.
I’ve gone through and looked for some pretty neutrals that might work for you. Good luck, and whatever you choose, rock your fabulous lips, my friend!
And last but not least, MAKE UP FOR EVER has some lovely shades as well.