How to pick the best lipstick color for your skin tone
Nothing complements a gorgeous smile like a just-right shade of lipstick. But with so many colors to choose from (there seriously must be a million shades of red alone, right?) how do you pick the best lipstick color for your skin tone? Whether your Valentine’s Day plans include a night out with the girls, a night in with your sweetheart, or a hot date; planning your V-Day look just got a little easier.
Check out the tips below for the perfect pout, minus the extra worry lines! Remember though, it’s all in how you wear it. If wearing “the wrong shade” of red makes you shine; that is all that matters. In honor of Valentine’s Day, we hope you’ll look in the mirror and start loving the one-and-only beautiful you.
Picking the Best Lipstick Shade for Your Skin Tone
–Light: Bright red with blue undertones (think cherry, raspberry, cranberry)
–Medium: Brick red or burgundy
–Dark: Fiery red or earthy maroon (go for high-pigment to make the color pop!)
**Beauty Expert Tip: Dab lip gloss at the center of your pout for even more wow-factor.**
**Beauty Expert Tip: To pick the perfect pink or red lipstick shade, determine if your skin has warm or cool undertones; then choose a lipstick that has the same!**
–Light: Pale rose
–Medium: Golden beige or peach
–Dark: Toffee or dusty rose-brown
**Beauty Expert Tip: Start with a layer of lip balm under your nude lipstick.**
Because YOU CAN. And sometimes, you just need to throw out the rule book.