The color of your lipstick should be considered with your skin tone and the natural color of your lips. Remember that all the skills you have of applying your lipstick correctly may become useless if you are not able to chose the best shade for you. After all, the appropriate color of lipstick is important to your all overall appearance.
In addition, you should not forget the fact that lipstick has not only a decorative but also protecting function, which helps you take care of your lips. So, when purchasing one, you should pay attention to its ingredients. In the perfect version there would be some vitamins, nourishing and moisturising agents, and of course, a UV-filter.
If the lipstick you have bought is a high-quality one, you should not feel any pressure or tightening of your lips after applying it. And the feeling must be a mild and softening one. You must also know that the great lipstick doesn’t smudge and is being applied easily and evenly. The appearance of the lipstick also has a lot to do with its quality. Its surface should be flat, smooth, and healthy, and there should not be any holes, bubbles or droplets. It is also important to has a fresh and pleasant aroma, so don’t forget to check its expiration date.
If you have chosen an appropriate lipstick for you, you will look great even if you have no other make-up on. The color that you like, however, may not look so great on your lips. So, here is what you can do in order to choose the right lipstick for you.
How can we test the lipstick before buying it?
Never try the lipstick from the tester directly on your lips. This is quite unsanitary. Many ladies are used to test the colors on their upper arm or palm. This test, however, may fool you, which may result into buying a lipstick that does not look good on you. You must know that the best place for testing the color of your lipstick are your fingertips. Also, try to make your choice in bright light or better, in daylight; bear in mind that fluorescent lamps or lack of lightning can be misleading.
How to choose the right shade of lipstick if you have fair skin?
Brighter colors, such as pink and orange look good on women with fair skin and light hair. These ladies can also choose peach or beige colors for their lipstick.
If you are one of the ladies, who have fair skin and dark hair, the most suitable lipsticks colors for you are the ones in dart pink or caramel shades.
Almost every lipstick color would look good on women with maroon hair, whose skin is not too fair, but is also not too dark. However, if you are one of them, the lighter shades are preferable for you, because they are supposed to highlight your complexion.
How to choose the right shade of lipstick if you have dark skin?
The most perfect lipstick shades for women with darker complexion are the ones with a plum or red wine color. If you have a beautiful “olive” complexion, you may experiment with some red and light-brown shades.
Beware of any bright red and pink lipsticks. Choose some medium and matt colors.
If you have very dark skin, then the lipstick with blackberry, caramel and purple shades are made especially for you.
Here are some tips that will help you apply your lipstick properly:
- Use lighter shades of lipstick during the day;
- When going to an evening party, you can choose a darker shade of lipstick;
- Do not use a lip liner, which color is different than your lipstick, because this will look unnatural;
- Put some foundation or compact powder on your lips in order to make it last longer;
- At the end, put some lip gloss in the middle of your lips in order to make them look more succulent and voluminous.