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3 Ways to custom-mix your lipsticks

Creating a custom colour for your lip is the in-thing and mixing your lipstick colours is the best way to achieve this. So… if you are not satisfied with a lipstick colour, you can mix it with another until you are satisfied.

How to do it.

Luckily for us, you don’t have to be a silver screen makeup genius to learn how to mix lipstick. The simplest option is to layer one on top of another directly on the lips, pressing your lips together to mix the colours together. But the darkest colour will always be more prominent, so start with a lighter-coloured base and add darkness a little at a time until you’re happy with the result.

If you want to be a little more technical, you can mix the colours together on the back of your hand for a perfectly blended custom shade. Use a stiff-bristled lip brush to apply, or an angled brush if you want a really perfect outline.

The colours to use.

So now you know how to mix your lipstick… how can you tell which hue you need to add? Here is the breakdown.

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The shade: Blue.
What it does: Cools down too-warm lip colours.
Colours you can create: Purpley-pinks, plums, deep reds, purples.
It’s anecdotal, but we feel like almost all our buyer’s remorse-. lipstick issues stem from accidentally picking up a shade that’s too orange-y for our skin tone. That’s where blue comes in: it instantly cools any shade that’s too warm, creating a range of gorgeously Fall-appropriate shades.

The shade: Green.
What it does: Neutralizes pinks.
Colours you can create: Your perfect nude.
Straight-up green might be a little Slytherin for every day, but because it neutralises pink and peach shades, there’s nothing better for creating your perfect nude.

The shade: Yellow.
What it does: Warms up overly cool colours.
Colours you can create: Oranges, poppy reds, tomatoes, tangerines.
No surprise here—yellow warms up any shade.

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