How To Choose The Perfect Lipstick Shade

Ever thought about how to pick lipstick for your skin tone instead of just what happens to look good on the store shelves?

How To Choose The Perfect Lipstick Shade

There are literally millions of different shades of lipsticks so we know it’s hard to pick and choose just a few! If you too would like to figure out how to pick the most flattering and foxy lipsticks for your kisser, keep on reading!

1. LIP SHAPE 

The first tip is to consider the shape of your lips. There are some general rules that apply to certain lip shapes like darker colours making lips look smaller and lighter and brighter colours making lips appear bigger. So take note of whether you want to accentuate or minimise your lip shape before you start narrowing down lip colours so it won’t be as overwhelming!

2. OLD FAITHFUL 

When you’re in the process of selecting lip colours by skin tone, remember that you’re probably not just going to have one lipstick for every occasion. You’re going to want a lip colour for every day, nights out, formal occasions and so on. For the purpose of wearing a lip colour for every day, choose a lipstick that’s a few steps up from your natural lip colour. Even if you carry a tonne of lip products in your bag, having that one lipstick that you can always count on to look great is a must!

3. UNDERNEATH IT ALL 

You can’t learn how to pick lipstick for your skin tone if you don’t get to know your skin’s undertones! If you’re unsure of your skin’s undertones, the easiest way is to look at the colour of your veins on your inner wrists in the light. If they appear bluish, you’re cool and if they appear greenish, you’re warm!

4. FAIR SKIN

When picking the right lipstick for light complexions, it usually means choosing lighter shades of lipstick like nudes, pinks or light browns. Cool toned gals should go for nude or a soft mocha colour and warm gals should look for nude peach or pale pinks. I know that there will be times when you’ll want to rock a dark lip and you’ll look amazing. However, generally speaking, nudes and beiges are universally flattering and those colours work well to brighten up a fair complexion!

5. MEDIUM SKIN

Choosing lipstick according to skin tone doesn’t have to be a chore. With medium skin tones, you have a pretty nice palette of colours to choose from like browns, red, fuschias and peaches. For medium skin with warm undertones, try copper or bronze colours and cool undertones should give pinks and cranberry colours a go!

6. DARKER SKIN 

When you’re picking the right lipstick for darker complexions, dark reds are sure to make lips look gorgeous. For darker skin with cooler undertones try ruby and wine-colored hues. For darker skin with cooler undertones try ruby and wine-colored hues. For warmer undertones, coppers and bronzes look pretty on your pucker. While some dark complected ladies look lovely in nudes and lighter colours rather than this recommended red, beauty experts generally agree on avoiding orange.

7. EXCEPTIONS TO THE RULES 

One last thing we want to mention on learning how to pick lipstick for your skin tone is that there will rarely be a time when you want your lip colour to resemble your skin tone. At the same time, you don’t want a stark contrast between your skin and lips either. With that said, I know it seems like there are so many rules just on picking a lip colour but in the end, the only rule you have to follow is to wear what makes you feel good! All cool-toned or light complexions aren’t the same so experiment with colours you like! Don’t feel obligated to reject or accept a colour you love just because isn’t considered acceptable!

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