How to Pick the Right Shade of Lipstick to Your Skin Tone

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How to pick the right shade of lipstick of your skin tone

Shopping for lipstick can be a meticulous task for some women. A single lipstick shade can make or break an entire look. It could even dignify a specific mood you’re feeling that day or an outfit you put together. Although there are no rules when it comes to makeup, here are a few tips you can use if you’re having a hard time finding a lipstick shade for your skin tone.

1. Cool undertones

If you check the inside of your wrists and your veins appear more of a bluer hue, you’re have a cool undertone. Typically, girls with cool undertones prefer silver or platinum accessories than gold. If you have a cool undertone, try picking out lipstick shades that have a pink, red, or blue undertone in them. Pinks, corals, purples, magentas and blue-toned reds are best for cool undertones.

2. Warm undertones

If your veins appear to be more green, you gravitate towards golden jewelry and accessories, or you tan more bronze, consider yourself warm undertone. You look best with warm lipstick shades that have more peach and gold. Lipsticks that are orange, brown/beige, or warm red compliment your warm skin tone best. If you are also on the tanner side, you can also get away with most nude shades.

3. Neutral undertones

It’s common for neutral undertones to have the hardest time finding the perfect lipstick shade because they can basically rock every shade out there! If your skin gears more olive or both, gold and silver jewelry looks great on you, consider yourself neutral. When it comes to neutral skin tones, it could be hard for you to go wrong. If you’re still having a hard time choosing, look at your wardrobe. If your outfits are more warm, go warmer with lipstick shades and visa versa. It’s all about experimenting!

4. Fair skin

If your skin appears to be more on the fairer or lighter skin, try experimenting with brighter colors to keep you from looking washed out. Fair skin tones look best with cherry reds, corals, hot pinks, and cranberries to keep a soft contrast. Try straying away from colors that have a yellow, beige base.

5. Dark skin

Give your chocolate skin a beaming contrast with deep, bright colors! If you’re looking for a nude or natural lipstick, check out lipsticks that have a brown or peach undertone in them to prevent you from looking ashy. You also might want to consider shades with warm browns, berry colors, burgundies, terracottas, and even brighter pinks, purples, and corals.