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The perfect nude lip – from Julie Hewett.
For truly red carpet worthy lips, look no further than Julie Hewett. You couldn’t possibly be in better hands! Not only has she worked on some of the biggest stars and sets in Hollywood, she’s one of only 150 members of the exclusive Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences in the Hair and Makeup Category. But perhaps most exciting to me (and other lip product lovers), Julie’s philosophy is to work from the lips up. The lips guiding and anchoring the rest of the look.
We’ve previously featured her stellar line of Red lipsticks (the Noir Collection, which she developed while working on the set of Pearl Harbor). Today, we’re going to take a look at a nude lip, as seen through Julie’s talented eyes. While red might be the obvious choice for a big event, nude lips can have just as much impact.
I’m constantly on the search for the perfect nude lip. It’s the obvious choice to pair with dramatic, smoky eyes, but I also like to wear a nude lip with bright, spring eyeshadows as well. The trick is to find the shade that works perfectly with your coloring. Personally, I need just a tiny touch of color in my nude to keep me from looking too ghostly, whether it be a peach or a pink. And of course, a shimmering gloss will always help to add dimension to a nude lip (even when you do end up with a shade that looks like you applied concealer to your lips!)
Julie Hewett’s perfect nude lip starts with Simone, from the Bijou lipstick collection, a nude with a hint of peach. The Bijou collection is Julie’s sheer lipsticks which contain the essence of orange blossom. One layer will give you just a hint of color, but further applications can be layered for more intense color. I found Simone to more on the peach side than nude, but the color is beautiful none the less.
Where as I like Simone, I love Tish. This gloss is what my nude lips have been seeking. It’s a true nude, packed (and I do mean packed) with 24k gold shimmer. Julie’s glosses, which she calls Lip Lush, have a high shine finish and contain just a tinge of ginger essence (enough to be slightly tingly and smell fabulous, but not be overpowering). Not only does this make a fabulous nude lip, the gold adds a bit of sparkling depth to any shade. So, how about it? Think you’re ready for your close up?
Don’t forget to check the comments for the we heart this review team’s thoughts and experiences with Julie Hewett’s Tish and Simone.
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