How to pick your perfect pout!

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Have you ever walked into Boots or Superdrug going in for one thing and walked back out with a bag full of items that you didn’t expect to buy and you are not really sure if any of the colours suit you…! Well this happens to me often. So I wanted to share this clever little colour palette guide that I found to help you (and your purse) from any expensive makeup shopping trips!

I tried this palette test out on three different friends… (all with different skin tones) the results were spot on and some friends were shocked to see how some of colours on the chart actually suited them!

I myself am a mixture between a fair + medium complexion therefore I can cheekily mix between the top 6 lip colours as shown on the chart. for the lighter shades I tend to buy my shiny lip glosses and for the darker shades I plump for the bold matt lipsticks or crayons as they are now known on the market.

Feel free to screenshot the chart and use when you are next out shopping it helped me loads when buying lipstick, lipgloss, lip glaze, lip balm, lip stain (I could go on but you know what I mean) there is so many products available that sometime buying a lip can be a bit overwhelming – I hope this helps you like it did me!

Thank you for reading

Carrie xxx

Autumn has arrived..!

OPI 'Sleigh Parking only' (Left) and 'Black Cherry Chutney'

OPI ‘Sleigh Parking only’ (Left) and ‘Black Cherry Chutney’

Autumn is officially here and I used this excuse to recently purchase these two ‘deep purple’ OPI shades from my local beauty supplier. Both shades are ideal for the Autumn/Winter season and OPI never fails to deliver a long lasting glossy polish for your nails. ‘Sleigh Parking Only’ (pictured above; left) is a more matt aubergine/deep plum shade and this is perfect if you have shorter nails like me. ‘Black Cherry Chutney’ has a deep purple shimmery tone to it with an almost gold two-tone effect.  Be aware that applying more than two coats with either shades can create a dark almost black shade and you can lose the deep purple shade if ‘over-applied’.

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Shade used: OPI ‘Black Cherry Chutney’