Monday, August 6, 2012

Lip Drape Update

Recently, several of my fellow online color aficionados were doing lip drapes, and I hadn't done one since last year, so I decided to play with the lip colors again, too. Have you ever done it?

It uses a 12-season system, so you just have to make do if your season does not fall within the 12 (as mine does not). But it's still fun to try and compare. Elea Blake, a 12-season makeup company, designed a lipstick kit that comes with one "red" lipstick from each of the 12 seasons.

You try each of the 12 and compare the results to see which harmonizes best with your coloring. I  have to confess I only tried about 5 colors, 2 autumn and 3 springs. And I am only showing a sample of the pics I took. But here we go...


(Warm Autumn)


(Deep Autumn)


(Warm Spring)


(Bright Spring)


(Bright Spring top row, Deep Autumn, Warm Spring, Warm Autumn)



Which one do you like best? What I decided was that the clearer ones look better than the muted ones. Which means a sort of clear or vivid autumn, clear spring thing going on, basically. And since I am a clear/vivid autumn, that makes sense!

If you want to try your own lip drape, here's an instructional video that tells you how to evaluate them and it shows you what all the colors look like...




I am linking up today to Momtrends for this week's Monday Mingle and to Not Dead, Yet Style for Visible Monday. On Wednesday, I will link up with Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday, and to Melaina at Transatlantic Blonde for What I Wore Wednesday.











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14 comments:

  1. I think the deep autumn is my personal favorite, but they all sit you well, Jeanine. a lip drape sounds like so much fun!

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    1. Hi Patti! How interesting!! Thanks. Well, that is one of the clearer ones and I liked it, too, but just not as much as the bright spring. I think brighter deep autumn colors would be the way to go, though, which is basically what vivid autumn is.

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  2. Ohhhhhh, love warm spring! Thanks for being a part of Monday Mingle!

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    1. Hi Kristin! Thanks!! I liked that one, too. But it was SO pigmented, I had to tone it down a bit IRL. It is a lip color that I wear frequently, though.

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  3. Really pretty. Love the collages. It does take a little work to find the right colors but boy is it worth it when you do!

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    1. Hi Jill! Thanks so much!! You're right, it's so worth it because after all, we're putting those colors not just under our face but ON it.

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  4. I like the warm spring on you...and what an interesting way to find the right lipstick.

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    1. Thanks, Terri!! And I agree, it's a fascinating way to do it. I like that they suggest putting it on your arm in addition to your lips, for comparison.

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  5. This was cool Jeanine. I liked the warm Autmn but this was hard to decide because of your white shirt. The spring look better with the shirt. I wonder if you had a different color top if that would have made a difference. Thanks for this post. I had never heard of the lip drape before.

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    1. Hi Sandra! In person, the top is actually ivory, so it was harmonious (at least in theory) with each of the lip drape colors I tried. I liked the warm autumn, too, and I have it in my collection. But I don't think it's bright enough, so when I use it, I always mix it with a spring one.

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  6. wow it's cool to see those next to eachother. I hope you'll be linking it up to my what we wore, read and made party

    Marissa
    http://raegunwear.blogspot.com

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  7. I like them all! I guess it just depends on if you are going for every day or a night time look :)

    Transatlantic Blonde

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    1. Thanks! Hmm, I see your point, Melaina! Some of them might be okay for a nighttime look that I might not consider otherwise.

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