We reveal to you the one lipstick shade that makes teeth look whiter and more importantly suits all complexions when layered with bolder colours. If you don’t have it in your make-up bag you should buy multiple units of it: Bois De Rose!
Defined as a greyish red, Bois De Rose has been used in make up colours for a very long time, it can be classified as a neutral shade: Dior, L’Oreal Paris, Mac and Estee Lauder carry this best-selling shade in their range.
We used this versatile and neutral colour to make any bold lipstick shade more wearable and your teeth appear whiter. Whether your face has cool or warm undertones or you simply wouldn’t dare to wear bright coral , red or shocking pink, a slick of Bois de Rose over any base colour will make any colour accessible.
Wear a bright colour as a base, blot lightly with a tissue, taking care not to smudge the colour and feather it around your mouth, then apply a slick of Bois de Rose all over your lips, without being afraid to cover your upper lip line and cupid bow for extra volume effect.
Whatever you do, do not press your lips together in order to keep the colour stable and from feathering outside your lips.
See how these bright lipstick shades suddenly turned into wearable lip colours:
We wore Charlotte Tilbury’s gorgeous Lost Cherry Bullet shade but felt like we wanted to town down the colour for a more bare look with a slick of L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche in Bois de Rose, here is the final effect:
We then wanted to wear a red lip to the office, but felt that it was too glamorous, so we chose L’Oreal Paris’ Collection exclusive in Red by Blake (chosen by none other than Blake Lively) , blotted it with a tissue and layered Estee Lauder’s Bois de Rose.
Last but not least, we wanted to tone down Mac’s Show Orchid to take it from Disco to City Stroll: