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matcha
matching lip color to blush

In honor of spring, I decided to try out the new coral/peachy colors in makeup.  Specifically, I'm using Tipsy from Tarte.  I'm loving them, but now I'm puzzled- what color do I wear on my lips?  I've always stuck in the purple-hued colors, with dusty roses on cheeks and lips. 

 

Should I find a peachy lip gloss to match my new blush color, or should I stick with my purple-y colors? Should one try to match the hues from blushes to lips?  And if so, any suggestions on long-lasting peachy/coral lip gloss/stick/tint that looks natural?

 

 

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kalex
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With coral and peach blushes you can go with coral, peach, and peachy-pink shades on the lips.  Some of my favorites are -

 

NARS "Orgasm" Gloss

http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P2862&categoryId=B70

 

Buxom Lips Set

http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P262500&categoryId=B70

 

Bobbi Brown "Cabo Coral"

http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P270553&categoryId=B70

katie1724
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I just try not to mix color bases -- for instance, while your lips and cheeks do not have to match exactly, I probably wouldn't wear a very cool (plum, mauve) blue-based lipstick with a coral blush, or a coral lipstick with a blue-pink blush.

 

That said, a good coral / peachy gloss for the lips is NARS Orgasm, Fresh Sugar Lip Gloss in Sugar Charm, or Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss in Imaginaire (a pinky gloss with a touch of peach -- it's gorgeous, long wearing and unfortunately not available at Sephora).

 

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tenngal
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I usually try to keep my lip and cheek color in the same tone, for instance, if I'm wearing a coral blush I wear a coralish lip color or if I wear a pink blush I wear a pinkish lip color, etc. 

With your new color Tipsy, I think that NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in Happy Days would be a nice shade to blend with it.  The NARS lip pencil is a jumbo-sized lip pencil that you can use to fill in your entire lip and use as a lipstick.  It is moisturizing and has a bit of shine and is really pretty.  You can take a look at it here:  http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P281400&shouldPaginate=true&categoryId=3976

I hope this helps you. :smileyhappy:

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