Hi there! Letâ€™s talk about makeup, shall we? Oh, specifically about how to pick the perfect lipstick that goes with your skin tone. We know youâ€™re tired of looking for that one exact shade, and no one wants to settle for less, especially when youâ€™re running out of time. Weâ€™re here to make your life easier cause weâ€™ve some great hacks for you to look into. Yes, you can thank us later, but for now, read on!
1. Mix it up, sister!
Canâ€™t find the right shade for your skin tone? Thatâ€™s okay. We suggest you take a few shades that are close to what youâ€™re looking for and blend them to get that perfect lipstick shade! You can even add a little cream to your blend to give you a better effect; that exact undertone youâ€™re now never going to get over! Yes, get to it!
2. Mattify your lipstick!
If youâ€™re unhappy with your regular lipstick ’cause you think itâ€™s not doing it for you anymore, itâ€™s time to mattify! Itâ€™s simple, dab a bit of powder blush after youâ€™ve applied your lipstick and watch the magic! If you want to maintain this look for a while, we suggest you blot your lipstick with tissue paper and then apply settle powder before the second layer goes on! Youâ€™re welcome!
3. Make it pop!
You want a bold look that sears in the minds of people who happen to chance upon you? Get your lip balms out ASAP. Applying lip balm before putting on lipstick boldens the lipstick shade. As celebrity makeup artist Mai Quynh says, “You want to make sure your lips are soft and smooth, not dry or chapped.â€ Lip balm is the key to this!
4. Match and learn!
Weâ€™ve come to understand that to choose the perfect lipstick shade, you need to know your skin tone best. For fair-skinned lovelies, corals and nude lipstick shades will give you that polished, glamorous look. If you want to go bold, red it is. For our dark skin beauties, corals and red provide your skin with that perfect contrast. Anything and everything goes with olive-skinned tones, but weâ€™d suggest coral for that wow effect. If you have a yellow undertone, nudes and bronze color are your best friends!
5. Go Natural
Finally, if nothing sits well, just remember to assess your natural lip colour and go along with it. If youâ€™re going for something bold, you now have a direction to move towards to figure out what color to choose! Just listen to Julie Giusti, who says, â€œWomen with pale lips look best in cherry red or coral; for naturally reddish lips, try hot pink, orange, or cranberry; for dark lips, brick red and burgundy are ideal.â€