Bright pink lips, only for young girls?

by Peggy Timmermans 01/03/2018
Bright pink lips, only for young girls?
Bright pink lips for every age… just know how to!

In my years as a makeup artist I have had models and clients from all ages in my makeup chair. It’s always my task to make everybody look good, in whatever look required by the client. When it comes to the more life experienced ladies I’ve noticed a difference between the Belgian and the Dutch women, and this is generally speaking, of course no individual is the same! Dutch women tend to dare more in makeup, they mostly love bright lips while the Belgian ladies often choose a soft colour. Is it our modesty? Is it our not wanting to be noticed when we get a little older? I have no idea but I can assure you that you don’t need to be afraid of a bright lipstick colour when you get older. In fact, it can be quite the opposite.

While I was on the search for the right bright pink, I discovered the Pink Mantra collection, recently launched by French brand Yves Rocher. Pink lipsticks, nail polishes and a highlighter, the perfect collection to use for a shoot on a 20 something model… and myself. These are the Pink Mantra products.

Pink Mantra, makeup artist, Peggy Timmermans, This Is Peggy, pink lipstick, campaign, pink nailpolish

Pink Mantra, makeup artist, Peggy Timmermans, This Is Peggy, pink lipstick, campaign, pink nailpolish

Pink Mantra, makeup artist, Peggy Timmermans, This Is Peggy, pink lipstick, campaign, pink nailpolish

I created three ‘pink lips’ looks. I started with a bright fuchsia toned lipstick, which complimented model Margaux pale skin like a charm and combined it with bright pink nails. If you want to try this at home, keep the rest of your makeup simple, for a clean and fresh result.

Yves Rocher, Pink Mantra, makeup artist, Peggy Timmermans, This Is Peggy, pink lipstick, campaign, pink nailpolish

Pink Mantra, makeup artist, Peggy Timmermans, This Is Peggy, pink lipstick, campaign, pink nailpolish

For the second look I toned her lips down – I used the lightest colour from the collection and mixed it with some lip balm- but gave the model a bit more eyeshadow, just a hint of a brownish taupe. I also added a touch more blush (Yves Rocher Rose Capucine – €14,50) which gave her instantly a warmer, more bronzed result.

Yves Rocher, Pink Mantra, makeup artist, Peggy Timmermans, This Is Peggy, pink lipstick, campaign, pink nailpolish

Yves Rocher, Pink Mantra, makeup artist, Peggy Timmermans, This Is Peggy, pink lipstick, campaign, pink nailpolish

For the last look I wanted a stronger eyelook. I went smokey with the Nude Eyeshadow palette and kept the lips almost bare with a hint of the second lightest colour from the Pink Mantra collection. Once again, we get the proof that lipstick colours can vary in result on the lips, depending on the actual bare lip colour.

makeup artist, Peggy Timmermans, Yves Rocher, Pink Mantra, visagiste, This Is Peggy, beauty shoot, Stine Goya

I’ve used following products to create the above looks: Pure Light Nude de Teint foundation in Beige 100 – Pink Mantra Highlighter (€22,90) as blusher – Eyeshadow Palette Nude (€19,90) – Mascara Sexy Pulp (€17,50) – Rouge Vertige Lipsticks Pink Mantra (€15,90) in colours:  Rose 04 – 01 & 02 & Nail Polish Pink Mantra (€5,90) in Rose 03

So, how does that first bright pink lipstick looks on a 40 plus lady? The answer you’ll see soon on my Instagram feed!

Photography: Elien Jansen
Styling: Elisa Barosa x Christian Wijnants, Dries Van Noten & Stine Goya
Model: Margaux at Dominique Models

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