Have you ever wondered which lipstick colors would be perfect for your skin tone?

Have you ever found yourself redoing your lipstick because you hated the lipstick color you chose to wear?

Many women find choosing the lipstick color that is just right for their lips and skin tone very trying.With thousands of shades of lipstick colors out there, choosing the perfect lipstick color for your lips seems a little bit more complicated than it should be. However, if you knew how to look, you would be surprised at how easy finding the perfect lipstick color is.

The Trick to Finding the Perfect Lipstick Color

The key is to get a lipstick color that is a shade or two darker than the natural color of your lips. It is as simple as that.

To find out what kind of lipstick color would complement your skin tone, as a rule of thumb, if you have fair skin, you should go with soft pinks and corals to match the pinkish tone of your skin. Apricot would be a nice lipstick color too if you are fair-skinned.

For olive tones, the lipstick color that would suit you would be something that has tones of rose or mauve. If you have dark skin, you should pick lipstick colors with deep reds, deep browns or chocolate.

The Right Way of Buying a Lipstick

The answer to that is that you should try the lipstick on.

However, never ever apply the sample lipstick directly to your lips as this could be very unsanitary. Instead of putting the lipstick directly to your lips, just swipe it against your finger or your palm.

There are some stores where it would not be possible for you to take a swipe of the sample lipstick on your skin because the sample lipstick is not available. In that case, what you need to do is to just hold the product against your face and take a look at yourself at the mirror. That will help you determine if the lipstick color is just right for the tone of your skin.

Do Not Stick to Just Lipstick

Lip liners are very helpful as well as they trace the natural line of your lips and prevent the lipstick from bleeding away from your lips. Take care to buy lip liners that are a shade lighter than the lipstick colors you will blend them with. You can also go for a nude lip liner if you think figuring out what color of lip liner would match your lipstick color is just too much work for you.

Using a lipstick brush is good if you are the type who wants to put on just a thin layer of lipstick versus applying directly to lips from the lipstick tube. A lipstick brush is also more hygienic than dabbing your fingers on the lipstick and then rubbing it on your lips. In using a lipstick brush, you minimize the need for kissing tissue to get rid of excess lipstick on your lips, as well as to prevent it from getting to your teeth.

Got the Wrong Lipstick Color?

What you do in this situation is to get your lipstick brush and blend this unwanted lipstick color with your other lipsticks. In this way, you would be able to create a shade of color that would be more to your liking. You get a new shade of lipstick without buying a new one or throwing one away.


By Toronto Makeup Artist – Karen Silver