You love that pop of pink on your friend but for some reason it doesn’t look as amazing on your own pout? Why? Well because there’s a shade out there that is much better suited for you. We totally get how confusing it can be, going to a make-up counter to try on various hues but all those lipstick shades on your arm can leave you pretty dizzy. Not anymore! We give you a few pointers on how to find the perfect choice among numerous seemingly best lipstick shades for you. Follow these tips for a head turning pucker that compliments you best.
A lot of us just try a couple of lipstick shades on our wrist, which is not really a foolproof plan. We think it’s smarter to use a disposable applicator and try a bit of color from the tester tube that caught your eye. Use it just on the lower lip: this way, you will know how much deeper it is from your natural lip colour and won’t be in for any surprises once you try it on at home. Keep a cotton bud handy and wipe it off immediately once the job is done.
There is an overwhelming variety of lipstick shades for Indian skin. You just have to know your taste well and be patient to match it against your skin and lip tone.
There are some lipstick shades that can never really go 'wrong' with and will always come to your rescue in moments of uncertainty. For instance, a transparent gloss in pale pink, a matté lipstick in light brown or even a lip stain in muted peach are just some of those things you can pick, without overthinking it and are handy to have around in your make-up pouch. Pretty nudes are also universally flattering.
You don’t want to look at pictures of you from a big night out only to see your teeth looking embarrassingly yellow against your gorgeous pout, that can really ruin a great look. It’s important to consider your teeth, if they do have a slight yellow cast then dark red, orange, coral and tangerine lips will only accentuate it. Instead, look for shades with bluish undertones to brighten up your teeth like blue-reds, plums and pinks.
Earlier, there were broadly 2 types of lipstick shades- matte finish that doesn't bleed out but is dry to use and glossy, which could mean a more illuminated finish with a bit of shimmer. Now, there's a lot more to choose from like créme-based formulas that keep your lips hydrated for hours, or soft matté that has a creamier, moisturizing formula with a matte finish. In fact, the onset of winter is perfect for glosses (since there is little humidity now), matte and really creamy formulas too. So feel free to mix it up in colours as well as textures. Just keep in mind that a super glossy pout can help your lips appear fuller and plumper.
If you use a lip brush to swipe on your colour, you may want to know that the colour is much more intense when you apply directly from the tube. This allows for more rich pigments to wind up on your lips, which helps your strong colour last much longer and appear much deeper.
They include a variety of textures and finishes: M.A.C. Moody Blooms Collection and Novel Romance Collection, L'Oreal Paris Infallible Lipsticks Range, Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick and Faces Ultime Pro Lip Creme Range.
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