The pics in this collage are close-ups of the lips of Soft Autumn celebrities wearing natural-looking makeup in good light.
The colors you see in this collage are pulled from the lips themselves. The collage actually started as an experiment to see whether the colors I pulled out would match colors in the Soft Autumn swatchbook. In fact, they do match several of Soft Autumn's light-to-medium peaches and pinks.
Notice that some of the pinks read as quite cool, while some of the peaches seem inarguably warm. This is a neutral, neutral season. Some of you SAs might find the shades at one end of this season's thermometer slightly more flattering than those at the other; that's normal. Others of you can wear the peaches and the pinks equally well.
Several Soft Autumns pointed out to me that SA can go deeper than this. It's true. This is more your I-woke-up-looking-this-fantastic lip than your sexy lip.
(Yes, we all get a sexy lip. But Soft Autumn's sexy lip color would barely register on a Bright Winter, while Bright Winter's sexy lip color would look clownish on Soft Autumn. It's all relative.)
Celebrity lips featured here include those of Drew Barrymore, Mischa Barton, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Ferrin, Naima Mora, Valeria Golino, Natasha McElhone, Gisele Bundchen, and Kelly Macdonald.
3/23/2011 06:25:25 am
Thank you! I think lipstick is one of the hardest things to get right, it's easy when you're a soft autumn but on the lighter and warmer side of soft autumn to go too into the browns and find them too heavy. It's lovely to see some pinks to try!
1/28/2012 05:14:47 am
Agreed (I'd easily be a light or a warm spring if I could handle any saturation) - Do you have any particular product suggestions for these "natural" pinks/peaches?
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