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IN Lifestyle ON 15 Apr, 2016
How many of you find yourself lost by just staring at your lipstick shelves?
Even for me, it is very often. With the endless palette of branded lipsticks and glosses, the whole of my makeup counter gets overwhelmed but again, at the end, it makes me blank about which lip color will suit me better and help me look sizzling hot.
Well, there may be a number of shades that could fascinate you at beauty store but they actually fail to look good at your face. So, ladies: Here I bring you a few tricks to help you out with finding a suitable lipstick shade for yourself.
I am sure many of you must be knowing about the skin undertones and if not, then let me tell you there are two tones one is yellow i.e. warm undertone and another one is the pink i.e. cool undertone. To determine your tone, check veins of the wrist. If they appear bluish, you are cool, and if they appear as green, you are warm.
Always prefer matte finish lipsticks as they don't appear sticky for everyday purpose. Also, their color on your lips will remain true with respect to the color you see in their tubes.
If you carry yellow undertone, stick to warmer colors and for pink undertones, go with blue or purple shades.
Apply the tester at your lower lip and check it with the upper natural lip color to get a better idea about it. If the shades are much different then you need to look more.
You can use a cotton swab and apply the tester on your lips but if you don't want to go for it, there's another way and that is to test the shade on the front side of your hand and over the fingertips. As the face skin tone matches with their skin tone.
For fair or light skin, you should choose shades like-nudes, pinks or light browns. Nudes and beiges are universally flattering and go well with fair complexion. Even red will make you look stunning.
For medium skin women, there is a pretty nice palette of shades of browns, reds, to fuschias and peaches.
When you are picking lipstick for a darker complexioned face, then I will suggest you to select red lipstick as the red will make lips look gorgeous.
Avoid browns and purple kind of shades and instead, go for colors with an orange undertone. Try coral and deep pink.
Check out your skin tone and match the lipstick accordingly. You can prefer lipsticks of brands like - Lakme, Mac, Revlon.