Lipsticks are a basic part of makeup and choosing the right shade of lipstick plays an important role in the overall look. First things first, lipsticks have to be chosen based on the skin tone and the undertone of the skin. Yes, both skin tone and undertone are different. Here are some tips to choose the right lipstick shade based on your skin tone.
There are basic skin tones or complexions called fair complexion, medium complexion, dark complexion and neutral complexion(olive skin tone). The undertone is determined by the color of the nerves that appear on the wrist.
The undertones can be classified as the warm undertone, cool undertone. and neutral (olive) undertone.If the nerves appear green on the wrist, you can say that you have a warm or yellow undertone. If the color of the nerves on the wrist appear blue, white or gray in color, then you can say that you have a cool or pink undertone. If the color of the nerves on the wrist is a combination of both blue and green, then you have a neutral complexion.
The trick is simple, for warm undertones choose warm shades of lipstick such as cherry red or browns.For cool undertones, choose lipstick shades of purple or blues. For olive or neutral skin tones, almost any shade of lipstick looks good.
As pink and red are favorite of every woman, these are some of the pink lipstick shades which will suit any woman with fair, medium, dry or neutral complexion and a combination of warm (yellow) or cool (pink) undertones.These are shades of coral lipsticks with fair, medium, dark or olive skin tone and a combination of warm or cool or neutral undertone.Shades of red, pink and corals best suit the fair skin tone while cherry red, plum shade, purple shades suit the medium and dark skin tone.
Shades of pink, red, nude and orange best suit the neutral (olive) skin tone.
It is also important to choose the lipstick shade based on the dress you are wearing and the event. If the dress is of warm color then go for warm shades.
If you are attending a party in the evening, you can go for a shimmery lipstick instead of matte or normal ones. When choosing the nude lipstick, go for one which is brighter than the skin tone.
The last tip is to choose the right lipstick shade based on the tinge of color which matches with your undertone. For instance, Choosing a red lipstick with a tingle of blue goes well with cool undertones.