The most used makeup product by women is lipstick. Today I am writing about The Best Lipstick Color for Your Skin Tone. The lipstick is something, which can tone down your lips so that you can pull off that sexy dark smoky eye or tone up your lips so that they are the focus of your entire look. As many of you know, testing is possibly the best way to determine if the lipstick shade is right for you. Testing testers in the drugstore or shop directly on your lips, is a big no-no. You are putting other people’s dead cells and germs directly on to your lips and in a few minutes into your mouth. So, to avoid testing lipsticks on your lips here are a few tips on how to find the best lipstick from professional makeup artists, like myself.
Best Lipstick Color for Your Skin Tone
When you want to find The Best Lipstick Color for Your Skin Tone, always swatch them on the tips of your fingers. The tips of your fingers have a very similar color as your lips and will give the closest if not identical shade as when you apply the lipstick on your lips. If you are like, what? What do your mean? You lips have more of a red pigment or are paler and more washed out. If you have more red lips, the lipstick will look darker than when you swatch it on your hand. The natural red undertone will protrude over the lipstick and enhance the redness in the lipstick no matter how dark it is. Meaning a dark vine red lipstick will look lighter on more red lips. While on paler lips it will look darker.
Best Lipstick Color for Your Skin Tone
Lip color choice is tricky and it’s never easy to find The Best Lipstick Color for Your Skin Tone. Just think of the red lipstick and the many undertones. This is why some shades of red look great while others look just ok or bad. So now after that brief understanding of your lips and how it matters, here are a few tips.
1. Determine your skin tone – You first have to determine your skin tone (find your perfect foundation shade) and your undertone shade (find your skin’s undertone) to determine what lipstick shade you will look better in. Skin tones come in various undertones, for example: cool, neutral, olive and warm.
2. Cool Undertone – Usually people with very fair skin have cool undertones. If you are one of them, then you should go more for lipsticks in nudes, pink, berries, and mauves. These shades will compliment your skin’s undertone and will “blend in” with your skin without looking strange. When it comes to reds, stick to corals or hints of orange.
3. Warm Undertone – A big people have warm or olive undertone. If you are one of them, then warmer shades with hints of gold or coral will look amazing on you. When it comes to red, stick to pink based or cranberry based reds.
4. Olive Undertone – Like warm undertones, olive undertones are also very common. If you are one of them, then you will need to stick to lipsticks with shades or plum, raspberry, browns with red undertones. When it comes to reds, stick to pink based or cranberry based reds (same as warm undertones).
5. Neutral Undertone – Unlike cool and warm undertones, if you are one of those rare and yet strangely lucky ones, you can pull off most of the lipstick shades bought from cool and undertones. The only trick is that if you want to look fresher, and then choose cooler shades of lipstick and if you want to seem older then choose warmer undertones. When it comes to red, I think you look good in all red. I would however recommend cool reds or with hints of orange.
6. Dark Skin Shades – Dark skin tones like neutral undertones have two ways. One way is to choose lipsticks with more golden browns undertones (you can use the shades which are used on people with warm and olive undertones) or lipsticks with warmer red undertones. If you are into red lipsticks stick to ones with cool based or fig shades.