One of the most important accessories for getting dressed up is the perfect lip shade. For many, wearing lip color makes them feel attractive, but beyond that it is a way to display boldness, uniqueness and confidence. You don’t have to be a beauty expert to know that that there are millions of options when choosing a lip shade. The variety in color and composition can make for a fun and exciting experience while shopping the different choices. The choice can be difficult for some, but not to worry, that’s where we can help. Here are 5 tips to help you choose the perfect shade.
- Determine your skin tone
To determine your complexion, it’s probably best to examine your skin under natural lighting with a concentration on the skin around your jawline. Your skin tone will fall under one of the 5:
- Fair – pairs great with light pink, coral, peach, nude, and dusty red colors.
- Light – also pairs great with light pink, coral, peach, nude, and dusty red colors.
- Medium – gorgeous with rose, berry, cherry red, and mauve lipstick colors
- Tan – killing it with coral, deep pink, bright red, and most other colors except for brown and purple shades.
- Deep – well suited for brown and purple shades like plum, caramel, wine, and blue-based reds.
- Try on the lipstick with little to no other make up on your face
When possible, it is best to try on the lipstick before you purchase. Most stores should be able to provide an alcohol pad for cleaning and cotton swab for application. If you prefer to not try testers on your lips, you can also test the color on your wrist. The goal is to find a shade that gives a bright and lively look without necessarily having on other makeup. Be sure to try on in a well-lit area and remove any other colors that you may have previously tried on. Most importantly, don’t be afraid to ask for help! Specialists are there to assist you and provide honest feedback.
- Consider your teeth color
It may seem silly, but the color of your teeth should play a role in choosing lipstick. Those with white teeth can pretty much pull off any color desired. Those with yellow teeth should stay away from purples, browns, and bright scarlet, red shades. Colors that are better suited for yellow teeth include rose, slightly orange, light red colors. All lipsticks have a blue or orange undertone. Shades with a blue undertone will cancel out the yellow color of your teeth for a brighter smile.
- Prep your lips
Your perfect look goes beyond researching the best shade. It also involves the prep work. Before you apply lipstick, be sure to apply a lip balm. Smooth and hydrated lips are essential for pulling off your look. Exfoliating your lips is also a good idea. Dry, chapped lips can make lipstick application uneven and rough.
- Experiment and have fun!
Recommendations based on skin tones and other factors are a guide. Ultimately, it’s best to try different shades and go with what feels best to you. Feel free to embrace your creativity by mixing up shades or creating your own unique look that speaks to your personality.
Luscious cosmetics has several different offerings of lipsticks for your everyday look or special event. If you need help choosing the best option, feel free to reach out to us for help!