Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Light It Up Like Missoni S/S13 with Neon Lips

There’s little I like more than an unexpected pop of colour to really pull together an outfit or beauty look.

My love of a coral lip is well documented throughout this blog however even I was pleasantly surprised by the intensity of the super-hot neon pouts stomping down the runway at the Missoni S/S13 show.

Lips coloured hot pink and warmed up with orange/coral tones were handcrafted by make up genius Lucia Pieroni. But don’t get your hopes up beauties; this custom shade won’t be available for retail purchase.

"I wanted it to have a felt tip effect so I've mixed MAC pigment in orange, pink and white,” said Pieroni.

The moral of the story? Sometimes no matter how hard you might fall in makeup lust, the product(s) may be unavailable in your country (like my favourite lilac nail polish I bought in a pharmacy in France) or be a limited edition prod.  If you can no longer buy your favourite shade of gloss, polish or in this case with Missoni, the tangible product does not exist, simply mix it up! All you need is an old gloss pot, or even a jar lid, a cuticle stick (for stirring) and a lip brush. And your perfect pout is mere seconds away.


I will be attempting to re-create the above look using a mixture of Innoxa Couleurs D’ete in Tangerine (bright, matte orange), Revlon Colorburst in Magenta (fuchsia-pink) and Topshop Lipstick in Ooh La La (neon, pale coral).  

A dusting of bronzer is the perfect complement to a neon lip as it further enhances the brightness of the eyes, the whiteness of the teeth, and a healthy, youthful glow. Finish with a swipe of black mascara to define the eye and you’re ready for Spring!

Speaking of Springtime neon’s, here is a happy snap of my girlfriends and I at the races last week. I’m in love with this bright coral maxi from ZARA!

Tell me beauties, are feeling the neon hues for Spring/Summer?

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