Lipstick lipstick everywhere! Walk into any chemist and you’ll see shelves full of various types and tones of lipsticks. So, how do you find the perfect one for your skin tone? It is important for a lipstick to complement your skin, hair, eyes and the rest of your makeup. Find out what shades look best on you, to ensure that you don’t waste more money on ones that clash with your colouring.
Opt for the natural look
Wearing a colour that is only one or two shades darker than your lip colour, results in an everyday natural look. Hold the lipstick you are thinking of buying up to your lips and compare the shade, do this in natural sunlight or in front of a window to get the best results.
Lipstick to match skin tones
The following is a quick guide to help you match up your skin tone with a lipstick that suits.
Fair skin: Try light coral, pink, and apricot. Brown tones on fair skin should be avoided as they can give it a dull appearance.
Medium skin: Try berry, mauve, and rose lipsticks and steer clear of bright reds.
Dark skin: Try plum, red, or chocolate lipsticks. Caramel, walnuts, plum are good brown choices.
Blend your own
Many of us end up having a few lipsticks at home that aren't the right for our skin tone. Instead of letting them go to waste, take two or more and blend them together to make lipstick shades that suit your skin tone.
Using red lipstick
Red lipstick can make an outfit! It’s important to match the shade of red with your skin tone. Bright reds look great on warm skin tones and cool skin tones suit cherry red lipstick. Opt for dark reds and burgundy if your skin is dark.