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How To Pick The Right Color Lipstick For Your Skin Tone

Lipsticks are just amazing!!!! They glamorously finish off a stunning makeup look or excellently give no makeup effect if used in isolation. However, they may also turn out to be your biggest foes if you fail pick up a right shade or color.

Picking up perfect lipstick color can be a challenge since not all of the hues are developed to complement all skin tones. When it comes to pick right lipstick shade most of the beauty advisor recommend to match it with your skin tone. But in fact just considering your complexion isn’t enough to select a lip color; factors like your skin’s and lip-color’s undertones should also be taken into account in order to make your choice work.

How To Pick The Right Color Lipstick For Your Skin Tone

Determine Your Skin Undertone

Your skin tone can be pink, yellow or both. Pink undertone is cooler; yellow is warmer and pink-yellow is neutral. A simpler way to determine your undertone is to gaze at the veins of your wrist; if they are blue you have cool undertone and if they are green then your undertone is warm and if the veins appear bluish-green or greenish-blue then you are the blessed owner of neutral undertones.

Match Color with your Skin Undertone

You should always try to match the lipstick for your skin tone; those having warm tones should look for warm colors and the beholders of cool skin must settle on cool shades. It is recommended to stay away from colors having ash gray or pale tint in them as they’ll make your skin look sticky and unhealthy.

How To Pick The Right Color Lipstick For Your Skin Tone

Match Color With Skin Tone

If you’re short on time or just want to simplify the process then pick colors based on your apparent skin tone.

Olive skin tone:

Being neutral olive- from medium to light olive– skin tone looks best with almost any lipcolor. Think about putting on nude orange pink or red shades or match the lipstick for your skin tone.

Fair Skin Tone:

The fair skinned gals are lucky ones as they can play with bold and bright hues like reds; pinks, plums etc and may look fantastic on them. However you should stay away from too light shades as well as those with yellow undertones so as to avoid a washed out look.

Dark Skin Tone:

When you have dark skin you can never go wrong on deeper tints like deep plum; reds, and berries etc. But it is highly recommended to avoid too light or pale shades unless you aim at a retro look. Deeper hues look more becoming on dark skin tones.

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