How To Choose The Right Lipstick For Your Skin Tone

I’m a huge lipstick girl. I love experimenting with new colors, but I also want to make sure that I’m doing it right. So I asked some experts: What's the best way to choose the right color of lipstick? Here's what they said:

Make Sure You Look Your Best

Before you go out to buy lipstick, it's important that you look your best. You want to make sure that when someone sees you wearing lipstick and says "Wow, that's a beautiful shade of red," they're not just complimenting the color of your lips, but also the way they look against their own skin tone.

  • When trying on lipsticks at the store: Make sure that there are no blemishes on your face or patches where makeup has worn off from eating or drinking throughout the day. It also helps if you've washed off any other lip products so there isn't any residue from those left behind (and trust me, that can happen).
  • When applying lipstick at home: Make sure there aren't any stray hairs sticking out from under our upper lip area where they shouldn't be! We don't want any visible hairs near our mouth because people might think we have unkempt facial hair rather than smooth soft skin when all is said and done!

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Do Your Research

Finding the right lipstick for your skin tone is all about doing your research. First, take a look at the brand's website and see if they have any information about their products or ingredients that might be helpful in your decision-making process. If you're looking at a more expensive product, it may be worth it to pay for shipping so that you can try out their sample kit before buying anything full-priced. Once you've done this initial research on the product itself and how consumers feel about it, consider these additional factors:

  • Is this organic? If so, how much does it cost per ounce? How many ounces are there in each tube of lipstick? Do they offer refills? (Check out our list of cruelty free brands here!)
  • Will this make me look like a clown/toadstool/alien (or whatever else)? You don't want anyone thinking less than flattering thoughts about your appearance when they see or talk with you, especially since most people aren't even aware of what makes up cosmetics until now!

Look For The Right Color

  • First, you'll want to consider your skin tone. If you have fair or medium skin, the best way to match your lipstick is with a color that complements it. For example, if your hair is dark brown and eyes are hazel (like mine), then we can use this information to help us select our lip color.
  • Next, look at what kind of look you're going for: Are you trying for dramatic? Natural? Romantic? Think about what moods they evoke and choose accordingly!

Be Prepared To Experiment

It's not always easy to find the right lipstick color for your skin tone. If you have a hard time choosing, be prepared to experiment with different colors and techniques. You might try different shades of red or pink, as well as lip pencils in different shades of brown or black.

It's not just about the color of your lips, it's also about how much product you use on them! A good rule of thumb is that less is more when it comes to applying lipstick. If you want light coverage, apply just one layer; if you want more coverage and intensity (which is great for evening out skin tone), apply two layers instead. This will help ensure that any unevenness in skin tone gets covered without looking too heavy-handed or unnatural looking.


Work With A Makeup Artist You Trust

If you're not sure what lipstick to wear, work with a makeup artist. They can help you decide what color and type of lipstick will look best on your skin tone. Makeup artists are also great at knowing which brands have the best products for different skin tones.


Choose The Right Lipstick By Knowing What Works Best For Your Skin Tone

  • Know your skin tone. There are five skin tones, and each one has a range of undertones:
  • Neutral (cool): Pink or blue undertones.
  • Warm (golden): Yellow or red undertones.
  • Olive: Greenish-brown with yellow undertones.
  • Golden: Orangey-brown with red undertones (think Jennifer Lopez).
  • Rosy: Rose-colored with pinkish undertones (think Angelina Jolie).

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We hope this article has helped you find the right shade of lipstick for your skin tone. Remember, there is no right or wrong answer when it comes to choosing a color. It's all about experimenting and finding what works best for you!

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