The perfect topper to any outfit? A killer lipstick. Not only does a color change your outfit completely, it also highlights your face’s natural beauty. I love selecting my lipstick color. A darker shade with a delicate dress adds a punch of edge while a bright color with jeans and a t-shirt plays up a rather neutral outfit. Plus, it’s an inexpensive way to try a trend and add some variety to your wardrobe.
Therefore, choosing the right shade for your skin tone is key. Where to start?
Identifying your skin’s undertone. You either run yellow, which means you have warm undertones or pink, which means you have cool undertones. To figure out which one you have, look at the veins on your arm. If your veins run green, your skin’s undertone is yellow. If your veins run blue, your skin’s undertone is pink. (Have both green and blue veins? Lucky you. You’ve got neutral skin.)
Once you determine this, choose colors that complement your skin’s undertones along with your skin tone. For example, those of you with yellow undertones will most likely have yellow, golden, or olive hues to your skin. Gold accessories look best on you. So, choose warm lipstick shades, such as reds, oranges, and pinks.
While those of you with pink undertones, you’ll want lipsticks with blue or purple tones. Typically, those with fair skin tones will run pink / cool. Silver accessories look best against your skin. And lipstick shades like deep blueish reds; blueish pinks; true reds; and purples will complement your skin tone best.
Love the deep shade of Urban Decay’s Deep Red Wine lipstick.
Yves Saint Laurent has a beautiful blueish red shade in their Rouge Pur Couture The Mat lipstick.
For those of you with darker skin tones, you pretty much have your pick of colors. (#lucky) Yes, deep plums, berries, and reds will look stunning on you; but so will bold, bright colors.
Loving this Flat Out Fabulous from MAC lipstick.
And Sephora’s Luster Matte Long-Wearing Lip Color in Electric Pink Luster — can we say wow?