Kissable Lips! Finding the Right Lip Shade

The finishing touch for your make up is your lipstick.  The right shade of lip colour will leave your lips looking luscious and kissable.  

Unfortunately, many women choose a lipstick shade that will match their wardrobe or nail polish.  It’s a common mistake, but in actuality your lipstick, like the rest of your makeup should be a colour that compliments your face, skin and even your teeth.

Before deciding what colour you should wear, you first need to decide how bold it should be.  Are you trying to draw attention to your lips and away from less flattering features?  If so, a bold look-at-me colour is the ticket.  However, if you think your eyes are your best feature, you should choose a subtle shade of lips to compliment your look without pulling attention away from your best features.

Teeth are also an important consideration when it comes to lipstick.  Drawing attention to your lips also draws attention to your teeth.  If your smile is bright and pearly white, don’t be afraid to show it off.  However, if you have dull, discoloured or damaged teeth, you may wish to choose a more neutral colour that will camouflage the look of your teeth.

Last, but certainly not least, take a look at your skin tone.  Not every colour is suitable for all skin tones!  While your friend may look like a diva in ruby red, the same colour may be too overpowering for you.   

Beige, peach and pretty pinks are great for fair skinned women.  Softer, neutral colours compliment the lighter skin tones.  Medium skin tones will benefit from warmer shades.  Warm earthy colours such as sand, mocha or dark peaches and warm pinks are a good choice.

If your skin is olive toned, you were born to wear red.  Many shades of red will suit you including strong berry colours, or deep chocolate-berry colours.  Dark skin can handle the darkest and deepest colours.  Deep fuschia, golden hues and blood red look great on dark faces.  

For a final touch to your lipstick, place a dab of lipgloss on your bottom lip to create the model’s pout and finish off your kissable lips!

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