Do you ever feel like you can never find the perfect lip color? You know, the one that matches your skin tone and looks great with everything?
With so many shades and formulas available, it can be tough to find the best one for you.
Well, the truth is that there is a perfect lip color for you, and I’m going to help you find it. First, let’s figure out what type of lip color would look best on you. Then, we’ll take a look at the different shades available in that color family. And finally, I’ll show you how to apply it for a beautiful finish.
So let’s get started!
If your skin tone is fair, you probably gravitate toward lighter colors. You’ll look great in nudes, pinks, peaches (like this sensational Maybelline lipstick), and even light corals. If you have blue undertones instead of yellow, you’ll look great in purples too.
When choosing a lip color for fair skin, try to find something that doesn’t have much red in it.
The blue undertones in your skin will amplify the red, and you’ll end up with a lip color that’s too orange or brown. If possible, look for something with pink or purple undertones instead.
If you have medium skin, any color will look great on you! Just choose the one that flatters your natural coloring. That means if your hair is dark brown or black – chose a shade of brown lipstick for a gorgeous nude lip (L’Oreal do this hydrating lipstick I like).
If it’s blonde or red – try this purple Covergirl lipstick or blue-toned pink for the perfect pink lip. And if it’s somewhere in between – anything goes.
For deeper skin tones, strong reds (like this one from Christian Dior) are your best bet. They stand out against darker complexions while still appearing classy.
Bold oranges look great too, but they can be extremely vibrant. If you’re worried about looking too bright, choose a shade that’s more orange-red rather than straight-up red.
Now that you know all of the amazing lip colors available to you, let’s look at how to put them into action.
To make sure that everything looks even on your lips, start by applying foundation to the rest of your face first. Then use concealer on any problem areas (under your eyes, around your nose). Don’t blend out too far into your hairline, though. You want the lip color to be the only thing that stands out.
Next, line your lips with a product one shade darker than what you’ll apply on top. If you’re using red lipstick, use a dark brown pencil – or even better – a deep purple! This will make sure that it looks as bright as possible against your skin tone.
Now for the fun part! Apply the lipstick all over your lips and then evenly blot off the excess with a tissue. The result? A gorgeous matte lip color that’s just right for you.
And finally, if you have any mistakes or missed areas, use concealer to clean up around your lips after it completely dries. Doing this will keep everything looking even and smooth.
How do you know what your lipstick undertone is?
Knowing your lipstick undertone is essential for finding the right lip color for you.
How do you even figure your lipstick undertone out? Isn’t it just based on the color of the lipstick itself? Actually, no.
There are four main types of undertones – cool, warm, neutral, and olive – and each one can look very different depending on the shade. So how do you determine which one you have?
Well, if you’re not sure, take a look at the skin on your inner wrist. This area is located closer to the veins in your arm than anywhere else. It’s normally out of sight so it stays fairly pale – and therefore an accurate representation of what your skin actually looks like.
Plus, since it’s so close to your heart, there’s less chance that it will be affected by factors like sun exposure or other environmental conditions.
So if this part of your body looks blue – chances are that you have cool undertones. If it looks green – you probably have olive undertones. And if it’s completely neutral – your skin is probably cool-toned.
However, there are some people who don’t quite fit into these categories. For example, someone with warm undertones may look blue on their wrist but yellow in certain types of lighting – especially sunlight.
And the opposite can also be true for someone with cool-toned skin who looks greenish when they’re out and about at night or in a shady spot during the day.
The best way to find out is just to experiment with different lip colors until you’ve found one that suits you perfectly!
How do you know what lipstick undertone to go for
When it comes to lipstick, there’s a lot more to think about than just the color. You also need to consider the undertone of the shade, as this can make or break your look. So, how do you know which undertone you should be going for?
If you wear dark lipsticks with your darker skin tone, you might come across as looking too severe, as opposed to creating a beautiful contrast. Go for lighter shades of lipstick and lip glosses instead.
The most important thing to think about when it comes to choosing lipstick colors is making sure that they go with your skin tone perfectly.
It’s important to note that it’s not just skin tone that determines whether you have cool, warm, or neutral undertones. Some people may fall somewhere in between which means they need to really think about the factors mentioned above before making a decision.
And of course, it’s essential to wear whatever makes you feel your absolute best. If one type of lipstick undertone works better than another – go with what makes you happy.