How to Choose the Right Lipstick for You
With its endless palette of lipsticks, glosses, and stains, the makeup counter can be pretty overwhelming. This article will teach you how to choose the right lip color to match your skin tone, outfit, and the occasion.
Find a color that is one to two shades deeper than your natural lips.
Experiment with shades of pink and red. Pink and red look good on all skin tones, and works with most outfits and hairstyles.
Keep it subtle. During the day, the idea is to look as though you’re not wearing much makeup, unless of course you are attending a special event like a wedding.
For fair skin: coral reds or dark reds with pink undertones.
For medium or olive skin: pink and cranberry shades, and brick reds.
For dark skin: reds with burgundy or brown tones.
Try the lipstick on before you buy it. The colour on the box or container can often be deceitful.
Remove one lip colour completely before trying on the next. Otherwise, you will be mixing multiple colours together. Ask a sales rep for makeup remover or lotion.
Make sure you are in a well-lit area.
Try on lipstick with little or no other makeup on your face.Other makeup can be distracting and prevent you from judging the lipstick itself.
Ask for help at the makeup counter. Sometimes it’s hard to objectively judge what looks best on ourselves. A professional at the makeup counter can match you with the right colour.
Don’t match a lip colour too closely with your clothing. For example, if you are wearing a fire-engine red dress, wearing the same exact colour on your lips will look overwhelming.
Go for dramatic lips or eyes; not both.
Stick to just mascara on the eyes, or just a bit of dark brown eyeliner in between your lashes.
When wearing a smoky eye, opt for a nude or light pink lip.