Tips On Choosing Your Perfect Lipcolor
Now, don't you would think we all have a handle on what colors work well for us?
so many choices, it is easy to get confused when selecting lip colors
that make us look our best. Fortunately, this is one area where you
don't have to follow guidelines to a "T", but the next time you find
yourself standing in front of a display of seemingly endless lipstick
colors, you'll find the following tips are definitely helpful to
Fair Skin - A strong lip color can overwhelm your features if
not chosen correctly. Look for berry shades and "true" reds; that is,
reds with blue undertones. For a softer look, peachy colors and beige
lipsticks with pink undertones work well for fair skin. Almost all
major cosmetic companies offer a variety of lipstick colors which look
great on your skin tone.
Medium and Olive skin - Many Hispanic and Asian women have
medium to olive skin tones and therefore have a lot more room than
others to experiment with lip colors. You can create stunning looks
with rich, deep reds with brown undertones and darker pinks with a hint
of purple. Light browns with warm undertones and dark berry shades also
work well with your medium or olive skin. Generally, I recommend
staying away from reds with orange undertones and reds with pink
undertones. However, a warm shade of orange, such as nutmeg, looks
incredible on olive skin tones, especially during the summer. Try Stila
or Real Cosmetics for flattering lipstick and lip gloss shades.
Dark Skin - African-American and Caribbean women can easily wear
lip colors which contain more pigment. Rich, dark toffee colors, deep
plums and reds with blue undertones work well with dark skin tones. You
may want to avoid anything with a strong orange undertone; they can
cause your skin to look washed out.
African -American women, for example, can pull off wearing bright
orange lipstick. However, I recommend sticking to warmer shades of
orange lipstick and gloss. MAC Cosmetics and Bobbi Brown have a large
assortment of lip colors which complement darker skin tones beautifully.
A great lip color can draw stares from across the room. The
wrong lip color can make your skin look washed out or full of flaws.
Depending on the mood you want to create, choose a lip color which also
coordinates with eye and cheek makeup.