Thumbnail image: Bottega Veneta fall '11 image courtesy of Redken.
Lips: Powers recommends picking lip colors that correspond with your skin's undertone and level: "Choose shades that are at least as dark as your skin color, if not slightly darker. If you go too light, you risk looking washed out. Lip gloss is usually a bit more transparent and it allows your own lip color to show through. If you choose a pale nude gloss you're basically making a slightly lighter version of your natural lip color; and using a transparent peach tone gloss for fair to medium skin or a transparent orange tone gloss for deeper skin, can add a little life to your lip if a straight skin tone shade looks too dull.
Above, from left: Derek Lam spring '11 image courtesy of Estee Lauder; Make Up For Ever Lab Shine Lip Gloss, $18, available at Sephora; NARS Madere Pure Matte Lipstick, $25, available at Barneys; Tarte LipSurgence natural lip luster in Buff, $24, available at Sephora.
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