Lipstick Twins

19 November 2009

mary kate ashley olsen

Aren’t the Olsen twins lucky. Forget lifelong siblingship and twin intuition, we’re talking about the ability to experiment with different styles and make-up looks and have an instant, identical-to-yourself comparison standing next to you – no mirrors needed! At the MoMA's Second Annual Film Benefit, the Olsens stepped out with contrasting lipstick shades proving that you can suit different tones from either end of the shade spectrum. Mary-Kate opted for a matte red wine shade, while Ashley wore a nude glossier lipstick. Both wore similar make-up but the lipstick choice has taken both their looks down a different path. Wearing a nude lipstick makes Ashley’s subtle smoky eye pop more than Mary-Kate’s, yet MK’s look is striking and edgier because of the bold lip colour. Either way it proves that their skin tone can take a colour which some would shy away from. If Mary-Kate’s red wine colour appeals, go for a classic red shade (Revlon Red is a good starting point as, trust us, it suits almost every skin tone) then layer a darker shade on top with a lip brush so that you can add and take away easily, depending on what looks most flattering. Finding the right nudey shades for lips is slightly harder as there are so many to choose from. Over the years we've learnt it's best to go for a pinkier nude if you are pale, and for darker or tanned skin look for a tawny, brown-toned nude. Alternatively, brands such as MyFace cosmetics and L’Oréal Paris have specific nude shades that are designed to complement your hair colouring, making it a lot easier to get nude right. Although we're not sure whether they have a lipstick to go with Ashley's pale blue streaks...


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