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How to Pick the Right Shade of Lip Color

A full pout is a sign of youth and a hallmark of beauty. Unfortunately, as we age our lips loose some of their color and definition. Choosing the right shade of lip color can be the best way to counter act the signs of aging as well as highlight a beautiful smile!



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A full pout is a sign of youth and a hallmark of beauty. Unfortunately, as we age our lips loose some of their color and definition. Choosing the right shade of lip color can be the best way to counteract the signs of aging as well as highlight a beautiful smile!


For everyday use, choose a lip color that enhances the natural shade of your nude lip. A great trick is to pick a hue two shades darker than your inner cheek. You will find that the color naturally mimics the color found in your lip. You'll know the shade is right if you look good wearing it without any other makeup on!


PALE LIPS - Use pastel shades. Deep tones appear very dark on pale lips so apply with a light hand. Try beige, sandy pink, light coral, pale pink, and bright red.


MEDIUM LIPS - Brown, rose, pink, orange, and warm red look great on a medium lip.


DARK LIPS - Dark lips look best with a lip color that has blue undertones. Dark lips also need to be very saturated in color. Pale shades look gray or ashy on dark lips so stick with the browns, deep red, plum, deep chocolate, deep raisin, and berry lip colors.


TWO-TONED LIPS - Two-toned lips look best in chocolate, blackberry, deep plum, deep raisin, and deep red colors. Two-toned lips naturally have dark with pink inside the lower lip or the appearance of one lip being darker than the other. Some people prefer to even out the lip colors using a saturated color. I like two-tones so I prefer to enhance the subtle differences as much as possible.


HOT TIPS:


  • If you want just a wash of color, use less product and distribute evenly.

  • Pick a lipstick that is creamy and on-point with color. I always trust Chanel and Dior to deliver on this.

  • Don't be afraid to mix mediums such as lipstick with lip-gloss or a lip-gloss with pigments from any makeup.

  • Layering one sheer color over another sheer color makes the lips appear fuller.

  • When you are ready to try something more dramatic, find your shade of red. ANYONE can wear red! Luckily, makeup washes off so it is okay to make mistakes!

  • Ultimately it doesn't matter what lip color you choose, as long as you wear it with confidence!





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