Choosing the perfect lipstick according to your skin tone.
Understanding undertones can play a huge part in choosing the shad of red that will complement you the best. Let’s begin by taking a look at cool undertones. If the veins on your wrist are blue or purple, and if silver jewelry generally looks better on you rather than gold - then you have cool undertones:
Lipsticks that have more blue shades in the mixture tend to look better on cool undertones.
Deep rose shades and Burgundy-red lipsticks will naturally suit that skin complexion, while also making the teeth appear whiter - what a great bonus!
Take a look at your veins again. If you notice more green or olive hues showing through, then you probably have warmer undertones. Also, if you look better with gold jewelry - then your skin has warm undertones:
When picking the red lip products, stick to more peachy or golden-shades.
Orange-based lipsticks will give your skin a glow without washing it out.
What if you see blue and green veins on your wrists, and both silver and gold jewelry looks great on you? In this case, you get the best of both worlds as you have neutral undertones.
Virtually any red lipstick color can look amazing on neutral undertones.
From berry reds, to more orange or blue-based shades, you can pick virtually any red lipstick your heart desires.
Olive undertones are basically a blend of neutral undertones that have mostly green-based pigments. When choosing a red lipstick, it’s important to choose a color that will naturally enhance your skin complexion, without making it too dull or washed out:
Olive undertones look absolutely gorgeous with more yellow or orange-based red lipsticks, as they counteract the green pigments in the skin.
Try lighter shades of red or more glossy/silkier finishes of the lipstick.
Medium and Dark Tones
Along with undertones, the depth of the skin tone is also extremely important when choosing a lip makeup. Medium and dark skin tones can also have undertones that influence the overall skin complexion:
If you notice golden or peachy underlying tones, then you have warm undertones. Orange-based red lipsticks are the way to go in this case!
With cooler undertones, blue-based red lipsticks will complement the complexion better.
Medium and darker tones with neutral undertones can pull off virtually any red color. So, go ahead, experiment a bit!
And just like that, you have a quick, easy, and helpful way you can discover the perfect lipstick that will fit your skin complexion and undertones!