6 Tips for Choosing the Right Lipstick


Choosing the right lipstick can be really tricky. With endless amount of lipstick colors, it’s difficult to know which one will compliment your skin tone. Read on and find out a few helpful tips for choosing the right lipstick color for you.

1. Find out your tone

One of the most important steps of choosing the right lipstick is to find out your skin tone. I’m sure most of us already know our skin tone, but if you don’t know, look in the mirror or go to a high end makeup store and ask one of the workers. The thing is that the sales associates are trained experts in their field and they can steer you in the right direction.

2. Dark skin

Ladies with darker skin should think about reds with brown or burgundy tones. Anything with a bronze color will look great against dark skin and bring out the lips. Darker skin tones are also able to throw on a pink and look great during the summer time, but make sure it has a bronze or red undertone.

3. Fair skin

Many women have a fair complexion and they have a hard time wearing certain colors. Wearing pinks and coral reds are the best options for with this skin tone. Try to avoid dark colors. Your lipstick should accentuate your face, but not throw it out of proportion.

4. Medium or olive skin

If you have a tanned skin or olive complexion, you need to wear colors that will balance out the olive undertone and make you look tanned. I suggest brick reds, darker pinks or cranberry shades.

5. Your hair color also counts

If you have a bright red hair, don’t wear a bright red lipstick. Be sure to wear a shade that compliments your eyes. If you have fair complexion and darker hair, light pink will offset the contrast and also make for a pretty and subtle accent.

6. Always try before you buy

If you take a lipstick home and didn’t try it on, don’t complain that it is not the right shade. Always try before you buy! If you don’t try it first you’ll never know how it looks. The thing is that most colors are not as strong as they may seem. Sure you won’t be able to try lipstick on your lips, but you can try it on your hand.

So, there you have it! Some of the best tips for choosing the right lipstick! What shade is your favorite? Do you have any other tips? Share them, please.