Hey, all of you lipstick lovers…
Makeup Artist, Bobbi Brown once said, “If I had to teach someone just one thing about lip color, it would be this: Find a lipstick that looks good on your face when you are wearing absolutely no makeup.”
Have you ever gazed at shelves and shelves of different shades of lipstick, wondering which would suit you best? Bring out the real you? Perhaps, there have been moments when you questioned your entire existence when you panicked while choosing the best for your complexion? Does it surprise you when we tell you that choosing the best lipstick shades can be easy when you keep in mind certain simple points?
So, what is your skin tone? The skin tone is the color on the surface of your skin, and you can call it fair, dark, light, medium, tan and dark. Next, you need to identify your undertone.
There are two kinds of undertones: Warm and Cool. People with Warm undertones have a golden or olive tinge to their skin, while those with cool undertones generally have fairer skin. If you cannot distinguish your skin tone, then chances are that you could be carrying a mix of both, making it neutral.
Here’s how you can spot your skin tone:
You have cool undertones when you have red, blue or pink hues to the skin, and the veins in your wrist, when examined in broad daylight look bluish. Silver jewelry would look beautiful on you.
You have warm undertones if you have an olive, golden or yellow hue to your skin, and if the veins in your wrist look green. Gold jewelry would look beautiful for people with warm undertones.
Point to take home: Pick your colors in natural light as this helps you see true shades
Lipstick shades for medium skin tone
If you have medium skin tone with cool undertones, you can try these shades to enhance your look:
Pink-Nude – When you choose the pink-nude shade, you get the separation between your skin and your lips, and that can create a really flattering look. However, remember not to go for the too light color as the end result would be washed out.
Berry-Toned Mauve – Berry shades are great for medium skin colors. And when they get paired with mauves, the results get absolutely stunning.
Bright Pink and Magenta – Bright pink and magenta make it vibrant and rocking for medium skin tones.
Coffee-Brown – Brown lipstick is making a comeback after ruling the rooster in the ’90s. Go if you are looking for a trendy look that turns heads.
If you are looking for lipstick colors for medium skin tone, then these colors would be just ideal:
Coral – A bold coral pink lipstick would be your answer to a glamorous looking skin. This is just perfect to give you that beautiful and flattering look.
Orange-Red – You can complement warm fair skin when you go for shades of orange-red color.
Nude lip shades – Nude agrees with all kinds of tones, so don’t hesitate to go for this, when in doubt.
Yellow-Red – This stunning color would give your skin a lovely glow. You can choose your favorite red to enhance the warm undertones of your skin.
Peachy Nude – Try experimenting with warm ripe peachy nude to enhance the beauty of your lips. You will love it.
You can also play around with the following choices for lipstick for warm undertones: cherry red, rosewood nudes, fire corals and strawberry pink. Warm undertones would be the best choice for your lovely lips. Dusty rose shades can bring out the warmth in your skin, especially for women with medium skin color and warm undertones. You can also try deep rich nudes and copper shades as both can go well with outfits of any color.
Lipstick shades for dark skin tones
If you have olive skin, then earth shades would be the obvious choice and hence fashionistas trust it. Floral shades like cherry, light red, dark peach, wine, mauve, cherry, pink and orange make them look enticing.
Earthy shades – They are safe for dark skin because they can make your skin glowing. Being a cult favorite among women, they can easily complement your complexion.
Floral shades – If you are looking to brighten your skin, then floral shades with great pigmentation would be the top choice.
Best lipstick shades for Indian skin tones
If you have dusky or olive skin, then hot pink shades can bring out the girl in you, and still make you fashionable and trendy. Subtle pink shades are perfect for women with medium skin tones.
Try different shades of brown (and you get amazing varieties too) if your skin is a dusky shade.
Once you’ve chosen the lipstick that’s perfect for your skin, you can enhance the look even further by accentuating the different features of your skin using one single product.