Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Choosing Lip Color

Do you face a lot of confusion before selecting the right color for your lips? If yes, let it not be a problem anymore. Because here are some guidelines to help you pick the most suitable color for your lips. You should select a lip color which best matches with your skin tone as that will be the most correct shade of lipstick for you.

Ideal Colors for Pale Skin

If you have light pale or light pink skin, it’s best to stay with light colored pink, soft corals or warm beige colors.

Great Colors for Medium Skin

Oh how I envy slighter darker people because they look great wearing my favorite color, mauve. Medium skin tones can also get away with rich browns, sassy berry colors and all the members of red family.

Following The Seasons And Times

It’s important to update your make-up every season as you update your wardrobe. Although it’s not a crime to wear pale, glossy lipsticks during the winter, they tend to look out of place. Dark, rich colors are more suitable for winter, with light paler shades reflecting the carefree and fun attitude of summer.

Fair skin tones:
Lips colors are true pinks, light peach, nudes in slight apricot shades, honey, beige, cherry red and dark berry lip colors.

Stay away from lip colors that are to brown, they will wash you out.

Medium skin tones:
Lip colors are medium pinks, rose shades, nudes that have a peach tone, light mocha, medium apricots, carmel and reddish burgundy lip colors.

You may have heard it before: the basic rule when it comes to choosing a nude lip color is to choose a shade that is the same or slightly lighter than your skin tone. Opt for slightly cooler shades if you have paler skin and choose a warmer shade if you have olive or darker skin.

While these rules seem simple enough, the quest for a perfect nude lip colour can often be frustrating, since many find that nude lip colors tend to appear too light, too dark, or tend to wash out the complexion.

Keep colors lighter for daytime and darker for night. Matte and cream finishes offer a subtler daytime look, while a high-gloss finish adds glamour for evening. A sheer, natural-looking color with a little shine also works well for day.

Experiment. Head to your local department store and ask a makeup artist to test different shades on your lips. Whenever possible, check in natural light to see how the color really looks with your complexion.

Create your own shade by combining colors. If the shades you find don’t completely satisfy you, mix your own color. The easiest way to do this is by applying each color to your lips with a lip brush, then blending with the brush on your lips.


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