Lipstick Lady, paperman crazy…

Our lovely graphics man Patrick, recently introduced me to “Paperman” a 2012 black and white animated short film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and directed by John Kahrs. The short blends traditional animation and computer animation. The short has received a nominate for Best Animated Short Film at the 85th Academy Awards. Not only is it a super sweet story with a brilliant aesthetic it also ties in beautifully with our  beauty piece for the week ….Finding your perfect shade lipstick…



For those days that require a bit of pizzaz the perfect raspberry red, pretty plum or radiant ruby shades can add that something special to an otherwise ordinary LBD, shirtdress or simple white-T.

The trick to finding out exactly which shade suits you best is by knowing whether you’re a warm or cool undertone and by obtaining this simple yet life changing knowledge you will be able to open your eyes to a whole new world of beauty possibilities, plus it’s an economical way to update your favorite outfit.

In the pursuit to finding your ultimate lipstick colour we asked our fabulous beauty team to recommend their favourites for cooler skin tones and warmer ones and here’s what they said:

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 “For paler, lighter and cooler skin tones we suggest plum, wine, or blue-red lipstick shades to suit you best, on porcelain skin, coral lips bloom just like spring flowers. See below for my personal favourites:

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Holly Fulton fall ’10, image via Style.comRimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick in Coral Queen, available at ASOS; Backstage at Max Azria fall ’10, image via Style.comGivenchy Lipstick in Fruity Orange, available at Sephora.

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True reds on cooler skin tones look incredible…




Top three true reds for cooler, paler skin tones:

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Outside the tents at Bryant Park, photo by Lianna Tarantin; Cover Girl Lip Perfection Lipstick in Hot, available at CVSMake Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick in #45, available at SephoraTom Ford Private Blend Lip Color in Cherry Lush, available at Neiman Marcus.


 For those with warmer skin tones: rich, deep pinks, deep reds, rich caramel shades, medium brown with yellow or pink undertones, and creamy coffee colored brown lipsticks look best.




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YSL Rouge Volupte Lipsticks-for a dreamy peachy coral!


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The top three red’s for warmer skin tones:

From left: Cynthia Rowley Spring 2011 runway;Make Up Forever Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick in #42, available atSephoraMaybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Sweet Nectar, available at TargetHourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Creme Lipstick in Raven, available at Sephora.

Dαrk skin on the other hαnd, should try reds with blue undertones. αlso, mαhogαny, deep plums, wine reds, αlmost αny shαde of brown, rich, dαrk, coffee browns flαtter the skin.


Tips for figuring out whether you’re a warm or cool undertone :

1.Which suits you better, gold or silver jewellery? Whichever lights up your complexion best reveals whether you have warm or cool skin tones. Gold looks great on warm skin, while silver enhances cool skin.

2. According to makeup artist Lisa Eldridge, the inside of your arm can be revealing. If the skin is pale and your veins look bright blue, you’re a cool skin tone. In warmer skin veins are less obvious.


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