Now that spring is among us and the summer months are quickly approaching, it's time to start refreshing our makeup routines. And one of the most important aspects of a perfect summer look is hydrated, supple, beautiful lips. In this article, we will show you how to achieve the perfect summer lip with proper prep, and application. And we will also show you how to create a stunning summer lipstick shade using our custom blend systems. Keep reading to see how you can achieve the perfect summer lip for you and your clients!
Exfoliate your lips
Exfoliating your lips is the first step to achieving the perfect summer lips. It helps to remove any dead skin cells and create a smooth surface for lipstick application. You can purchase a lip scrub specifically made for this purpose or make your own using natural ingredients like sugar and honey. Simply mix together equal parts of both ingredients and gently rub it onto your lips in circular motions. After exfoliating, rinse your lips with warm water and apply a light lip balm such as our 24-7 lip treatment pot. Doing this will help keep your lips hydrated throughout the day and give you a smooth canvas to work on.
Prime your lips
Before you apply your lipstick, it's important to make sure your lips are prepped and primed. A good lip primer will help lock in your lip color, prevent fading and bleeding, and provide an extra dose of moisture. For the perfect summer lips, try Colorlab's Lip Fix - an all-in-one lip primer that provides hydration while locking down your lip color. This product helps prep your lips for the perfect application of your favorite lipstick. It also helps to protect against environmental stressors that can cause damage to your lips. The Lip Fix helps to keep your lipstick in place for hours so you don't have to worry about touch ups or fading throughout the day.
Choose the perfect shade
When it comes to choosing the perfect summer lip shade, the options are endless. The key is to find the right combination of warm and cool tones that will best flatter your skin tone and facial features. A great choice for creating a subtle, yet bold statement is the Pink Champagne High Frost Butter Lipstick that we created on the spot with our custom blend systems (keep reading to get the formula.).
This delicate blend of neutral pinks, golds and champagnes creates a sheer color that will look beautiful on any complexion. For those looking for something a little more daring, Colorlab's custom blend systems offer a variety of shades to choose from so you can create the perfect lipstick for your summer look. When applying the lipstick, use an angled brush to apply the product directly onto the lips, working from the outer corners inwards for a smooth finish. Once you have found the perfect shade for your summer look, you’ll be ready to take on summer with the perfect pout!
Line your lips
Adding definition to your lips is an important part of achieving the perfect summer lips. To do this, you will need a lip liner that matches or is one to two shades darker than your lipstick. Start by tracing the outer edge of your lips and blend it inwards. To make sure your lip line stays in place all day, choose a lip liner with a long-lasting formula. You can also use a lip brush to blend the liner inwards and to create a more natural finish. Remember to always use a light hand when applying lip liner.
Fill in your lips
Once you have lined your lips with a lip liner, it’s time to fill them in. The key to achieving the perfect summer look is to find the right lipstick shade and texture. Colorlab offers a unique customizable blend system that allows you to create your own signature shade of Pink Champagne High Frost Butter Lipstick. This highly-pigmented lipstick provides long-lasting color and a semi-glossy finish.
To apply the lipstick, start at the center of your upper lip and move outward toward one corner. Use small strokes and blend the color out towards your lip line. Repeat on the other side. When you’re done, press your lips together lightly to even out the color and get rid of any excess product. You can also use a brush to blend the color for a more precise look. To finish off your look, add a touch of gloss to the center of your lips for extra shine.
Apply lip gloss
For a perfect summer lip, finish with a layer of lip gloss. Gloss will add an extra dimension of shine and dimension to your lips. To apply, start at the center of your lips and work outwards. You can either use a brush for even coverage or use your fingertip for a more natural look. You may want to choose a sheer lip gloss or opt for a bolder hue for extra drama. No matter what color or texture you choose, make sure to dab on a little bit at the center of your lips for maximum impact. Finish with a few blots to keep it looking fresh and hydrated all day.
How to create the perfect summer shade
Creating the perfect summer lipstick is easy with Colorlab's custom blend systems! Our Pink Champagne High Frost Butter Lipstick is a must-have for any makeup artist, beauty professional, or brand owner. To achieve this beautiful lip color, you will need the following formula:
Coral Pigment: .125 x3
Brown Pigment: .125
White Pigment: .125 x4
Diamond Dust Frost: 1 LG scoop
Champagne Frost: 1 SM scoop
Pink Gold Frost: 1 SM scoop
Twinkle Foil: 2 Tiny Scoops
Moisture Additive: .5ml
Lime ‘n Coconut Flavor: 3 drops
Citrus Essence: 3 drops