While I was flipping through the pages of Allure recently, in a section devoted to blue eye makeup, I spotted a photograph of a model wearing the most gorgeous shade of nude pink lipstick. I checked the credits and found out that it was a shade made by L'Oreal called Pink Tranquilo. The next day I went on a hunt to find it in my local drugstore and determine if it would look as naturally beautiful in person as it did in the photograph. I found it at my local Rite Aid on the first try, and when I applied it infront of the mirror at home, I was beyond impressed. It is essentially the color of my lips but dialed up just a notch. You won't really look like you're wearing any makeup when you apply it, but rather that you just have a naturally healthy and gorgeously full pout. It will give you lips like those voluptuous models Renoir was fond of painting with the long sun-kissed locks and peachy complexions. Also, it has great lasting power and keeps your lips feeling moisturized throughout the day. I would imagine that it would be a great primer under other lipsticks as well, especially if you're going for a more dramatic evening look.
photo credit Renoir painting: http://www.dl.ket.org/webmuseum/wm/paint/auth/renoir/bath/seated-bather.jpg. Renoir, Pierre-Auguste, Seated Bather, 1883-84, oil on canvas, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
photo credit lipstick: http://www.drugstore.com