Trying to find the right shade of lipstick but aren’t sure how? Here’s a guide to help you get started.
Know your skin tone. Check the color of your skin starting at your cheek and near your jawline or look at the veins on your wrist. The undertones you see here will help you decide on the right shade of lipstick. There are three main skin tones: warm, cool, and neutral. Warm skin tones have golden and olive hues. Cool skin tones have a blue or pinkish hue. Netural is the balance of warm and cool.
Try reds with an orange base on warm skin tones. Remember, you’re a warm skin tone if you have greenish veins so this base color is a great reference for warm tones. Orange will bring out these natural warm tones and add a sun-kissed glow to your complexion.
Wear cool reds that have a blue undertone when paired with cool skin tones. Cool skin tones show blue or violets, so select reds that have the same base colors to complement your skin. You can also wear true colors including true reds to make a statement.
All lipstick shades work well with neutral skin tones. So, try a few of each shade to see what looks best. Neutral skin tones have a balance of both warm and cool undertones so it’s likely that you can wear many shades. Whether you’re looking for a red, nude, or fashion shade, try them all.
Match your natural lip color. When trying to decide what undertone you have, your best bet is to look to your lips and see what shade they are without makeup. Seeing a pinkish, nude, or peachy shade to your lips? This will give you some quick insight to a lipstick color that is already naturally in your lips.
Pick your lipstick shade based on the time of day. In the mornings, you’ll want to tone down your lip color since natural light can make bright colors appear overwhelming. Opt for a softer lipstick shade based on your skin tone. For an evening look,try a statement lip color that will look stunning on you when the lights go down.