Is it difficult to choose the perfect lipstick shade?

You can rarely find a woman who doesn’t use make-up sometimes, even if not daily. What is your favorite cosmetic? I like eyeliners, kohl pencils the most. However, the second best thing I like are lipsticks. I like to buy different shades of lipsticks. However, I used to find it really difficult to choose the perfect shade(s) for my complexion. But, a friend of mine helped me my giving out certain tips to choose the perfect lipstick shades for me.

Here are some easy tips which can help you choose the perfect lipstick shade(s) which will suit you the best.

Your lip shape

First of all, choose a lipstick as per your lip shape. The ground rule is darker colors make lips look smaller and brighter colors make the lips look bigger. So, choose your lipstick shade accordingly.

Your skin tone

There’s hardly anyone who doesn’t know that one has to choose a lipstick shade as per the complexion.

Medium complexion:

If you think that you don’t have much choice if you have medium complexion, then you’re wrong. On the contrary, you can experiment with different colors. You can try copper or bronze – they will give you a dramatic look.

Dark complexion:

If your skin color is dark, then red is your color. You can try different wine-colored lipsticks, if you have a cooler undertone. And, if you have a warmer undertone, then try out copper and bronze shades. However, it’s better to avoid orange.

Fair complexion:

It is known to everyone that fair skinned people can choose lighter shades like pinks, nudes, browns, etc. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t experiment with brighter colors. Do try bright red and orange during evening parties if it matches with your attire.

How to know whether you have a warm/cool undertone

Knowing your undertone is quite essential to choose a foundation and lipsticks. It’s very simple to know about your undertone. if the veins in your hands appear to be green color, then you have a warm undertone and if they appear to be blue, then you have a cool undertone.

Nowadays, some cosmetic brands mention this in the packaging – whether it’s suitable for warm or cool undertone; so, it can help you choose the right shade for you.

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