Just like skincare, lip color isn’t one size fits all. The hue all depends on your skin undertone. A great orange-red could look stunning on one person and horrible on another.
So, how do you find your skin’s undertone? Everyone has either a cool or warm tone. A good way to find out is to look at the veins on your wrist. If they look green, you have a warmer or yellow undertone. If they look blue, you have a pink undertone. OR if you have a little of both, you are neutral so anything goes!
[show_shopthepost_widget id="1509431"] This makes a huge difference when deciding what your perfect lip color is. A quick and easy tip is to stick to shades that are similar to your undertone. If you have problems pinpointing exactly, just stick to what generally looks good on each skin tone.
This makes a huge difference when deciding what your perfect lip color is. A quick and easy tip is to stick to shades that are similar to your undertone. If you have problems pinpointing exactly, just stick to what generally looks good on each skin tone.
FAIR SKIN TONE
This skin tone looks gorgeous with a bold red or deeper shade. If you have a fairer skin tone, try to stay away from lighter colors because you will end up looking washed out.
YSL Rouge Pur Couture Satin Radiance in Le Rouge // Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Underage Red // Serge Lutens Beaute Matte Lipstick in L’Etofee du Mat // Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution in Love Liberty // Chantecaille Lip Chic in Wild Poppy // Lipstick Queen All That Jazz in Paint The Town
OLIVE SKIN TONE
If you have an olive skin tone, consider yourself lucky! Basically, everything will look great on you. Try a great bold red, pink, peach, nude, and one of my personal favorites—a pretty red-orange. If you choose to go with a brighter color on your olive skin, just make sure it complements the outfit to avoid being too overpowering.
Nars in Heat Wave // Lipstick Queen in Saint Natural // Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution in Lost Cherry // YSL Rouge Pur Couture in Rose Dahlia // Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Color in Belize // Honest Beauty Truly Kissable Lip Crayon in Marsala Kiss
DARK SKIN TONE
Deeper shades look super flattering on a dark skin tone. Think berry colors or bright reds with a blue undertone to them. Just like fair skin, avoid anything too light because of contrast.
Bite Beauty in Liquorice // Chantecaille Lip Chic in Gaia // Lipstick Queen Endless Summer Lipstick in Aloha // Nars Audacious Lipstick in Charlotte // Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Color in Audrey // Too Faced La Matte Lip Color in Rebel Heart
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