It's About Time You Found The Perfect Green Lipstick For Yourself!

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Take one look at the lipsticks Rihanna, Kylie Jenner and Kat Von D recently dropped and nobody will blame you for your sudden desire to rock the perfect green lipstick!

On any give day your lipstick of choice might be a nude, red, pink or even lavender. Those are universal colours and have earned their rightful spot in your makeup bag. But guess what, green lipsticks are having a moment right now over. And, it's about time you found the perfect green lipstick for yourself. 

Sure, this colour can be too experimental and intimidating for some. But take one look at the lipsticks that Rihanna, Kylie Jenner and Kat Von D recently dropped and nobody will blame you for your sudden desire to rock green. They look fierce AF! 

But before you slap some on and head out, make sure you pick the perfect green lipstick. One that matches your skintone and look veering you far-far away from the halloween territory. 

How You Can Rock The Perfect Green Lipstick! 

A green lipstick looks absolutely stunning, whether you put a light coat on or double it up heavily for a more dramatic effect. But either way, make sure that you pick one that compliments your skin and your makeup; and that's just the first step. 

Scroll down to see how to get the most out of the perfect green lipstick.

1. Match your skintone  

 

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Green is a very intimidating colour for many and therefore, you need to be careful while buying it. But it's totally doable if you find one that matches your skintone. An olive green like the Kat Von D Tank Girl, S$26.82, would compliment warmer skintones the most.

While a bright green like the Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick in Midnight Wasabi, S$28, would look stunning on cooler skintones. 

2. Prep your lips 

So you've basically done up your face and everything looks flawless but your lips. They are dry and chapped and on top of that you're wearing a green lipstick. All your hardwork gone to waste just because you didn't prep your pout. 

So that's the next thing you should do-prep your pout. The best way to do is to scrub your lips with a lip scrub. You can make it at home with some sugar and honey. Add a bit of lip balm on top and them follow it up with a primer to prep your lips for that bold pop of colour. You can try MAC Cosmetics Prep + Prime Lip, S$34.

3. Keep it clean 

Full disclosure: Wearing a bold colour means that all eyes will be on your lips. So you need to keep your lines crisp and clean. For this, you can line your lips after you've put on your lipstick. This helps to sharpen the edges of your lips and frame them.

Now, if you don't own a green lip liner, you can try the Urban Decay The Ultimate Ozone Multipurpose Primer Pencil, S$25.And don't forget to blot your lips with a tissue so that you get rid of any excess. 

But don't worry if you mess this up because you can always clean all the edges with your concealer.  

4. Downplay the rest of your makeup 

When you're wearing a bold colour like green, you'll already get a whole lot of attention. So you should try to keep your makeup to the minimum.

For a daytime look, add a bit of gloss on top to lighten the colour and more wearable. And for the eyes, perhaps you could just stick with an eyeliner instead of going full shebang with a smokey eye! 

Overdoing the entire look can really offset the balance and let's be honest it'll make you look more like a clown. It's not a flattering look. So stick with minimum. 

5. Make it your own 

The most important thing to remember when you wear the perfect green lipstick is to carry it with confidence. if you doubt yourself, you're never going to be able to pull off this look. 

Just act confident and no one will question you! 

Source: Urban Decay, Sephora

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