Finding the Perfect Lipstick
Choosing The Right Lip Color For Your Skin Tone
Finding the perfect lipstick can be overwhelming, when there are so many colors to choose from. Many women find choosing the lipstick color that is just right for their lips and skin tone a little confusing. It does not help that their are probably thousands of shades of lipstick colors out there. Which makes the process of choosing the perfect lipstick color for your lips a little more complicated than it should be. However, if you know what to look for, you would be surprised at how easy finding the perfect lipstick color is.
The trick to finding the perfect nude lipstick color for your lips is simply this: get a lipstick color that is one shade or two darker than the natural lip color. It is as simple as that. If you would like to play with color. you want to find a lipstick that compliments the color of your skin. The same lipstick color can look totally different on people of different skin tones.
As a general rule, fair skin tones tend to suit cool lip colors. This means the lipsticks that work best have a very subtle blue undertone rather than an orange undertone. If you invest in a cool mauve/rose, a bold fire engine red and a bright fuchsia you’ll have a complete lip wardrobe. Medium and olive skin tones can carry off most lip colors, particularly bold tones like bright matte red and deep plum tones. Deeper skin tones can really make a statement with a bold lipstick, fuchsia or violet pink shades. But, just like olive skin, nudes are where the problems start as they can dull the natural warmth of dark skin. Instead of a basic brown shade, go for a berry brown.
Here is a visual guide that gives you a reference of colors that will look great on your according to your skin tone.