Unless you would like to look like a zombie in the Night Of The Living Dead, you want to select a lipstick that fits your skin tone. I did not know this until I came across it in a women’s magazine. However, it is not always that you will find a perfect match for your skin tone for, believe me, there are so many skin tones out here. In that case, your best option would be to experiment around with a few lipstick shades until you get the one that fits you exactly. You could always ask a cosmetologist to help you, but hey, where would be the fun in that be? Life is for the living and the adventurous. Try a few crazy things yourself and see how it turns out.
What tips can you apply to find the best lipstick shade for your skin?
Know your skin undertone first
We concentrate so much on the skin tone such that we forget the undertone, which is actually the most important. Every skin type has an undertone, some yellow, others pink. If you have a pink undertone and you pick a lipstick that is best for yellow undertone, there will be a clash like you have never seen before. Do not let that happen. Lipsticks come with undertones too, some purple, blue and so on.
Your skin tone
Skin tones come in three types. There is olive, which we can say is what you would find on people from the Mediterranean countries. Then there is fair and dark skin tones. All of these require you to wear a lipstick that is made for them and you will look astounding.
Testing is very important. Most women know how to test their lipstick on their wrist. By looking at it, they are able to tell which would be good for their skin. You can always test it this way. Just as you like making hair washing easier with the right showerhead, testing your lipstick on your skin works marvelously.
Know what to avoid
Grayish and pale undertones are a no-no for anyone’s lipstick. They will simply make you look bad. It is best that you avoid them altogether. Very pale undertones will make your skin look pale and sickly, and that is not what you really want.
For pale skin tones
Pale skin tone is as close to neutral as skins get. Thus, you would really look awesome with bright red lipstick on your lips. You should not wear a lipstick that is pale in color as it will emphasize your paleness, and it will make you look washed out. Try berry colors, deep plums and such as they will look nicely flattering on your lips.
Just go by what you like
If you are a free canon and do not particularly care what kind of lipstick color looks good on you, well, you can wear what you feel most comfortable in. The wearer knows where the shoe pinches most, so you can wear whatever you feel most comfortable with.
Sometimes, the skin type, tones and undertones do not determine what lipstick you ought to wear because you might want to wear what matches with your outfit best. For example, a shade of green would go well with a green party gown, and so on and so forth.
Sometimes, like me, you will want to stick to whatever lipstick looks best on your skin irrespective of the event or the outfit you will be wearing. For me, I am a red lipstick woman through and through.