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Beauty 101: How to Choose the Right Lipstick Shade for Your Skin Tone

Lipsticks are meant to bring out your beautiful lips, so you should never be afraid to use bold colors.

The number of cosmetics that are available today is bewildering, especially when it comes to lipsticks. Each year, we are presented with new colors, nuances and subtle tones, finding it more and more difficult to make a particular choice.

Finding the right shade is a more intricate process than you might think.

#1 Know your skin tone

The first thing that you want to do is determine your actual skin tone. Skin tones can range from fair to deep, sometimes accompanied by freckles with lighter shades. Keep in mind that your skin tone also determines how much time you can spend in the sun, without getting burned, and that your skin tone changes throughout the year. (In the summer, you can be up to two shades darker.)

#2 Shades for your complexion

Fair-skinned women benefit the most from using light shades of lipstick, such as peach, coral, or pink. On the other hand, if your skin is a little bit darker, you will want to go with red nuances of lipstick. Tanned skin benefits from light shades as well, as it creates a beautiful contrast (pink, coral etc.). The dark or dull complexions looks wonderful with brown or purple shades of lipstick.

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Shade: Sazerac | $19.10

#3 Natural/Nude lip color

In order to choose the perfect lipstick shade, it is recommended to take a good look at your natural lip color as well. Once you have determined how dark or light your lips actually are, you can go ahead and choose a lipstick that is one or two shades deeper in color. Test several shades before picking out the final lipstick, as you want to be 100% certain that you have made the correct choice.

#4 Size of the lips

The lipstick is one of the most ingenious cosmetic products that can be used. In fact, many women use such cosmetic products, in order to modify the size of their lips. So, before you choose any particular colors, you have to decide whether you want the lipstick to help your lips appear larger or smaller in size. For example, matte lipsticks reduce the size of the lips, while shimmery colors help you plump your lips.

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#5 Bold red – an ever classic choice

Even though each complexion benefits from different lipstick colors, the truth is that bold red is a suitable choice for each and every individual. What matters is that you find the courage to wear such a daring and bright color. Keep in mind that red is an elegant color, helping any women look younger than she really is.

Shade: Catwalk
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Shade: Catwalk

Have fun while experimenting with different shades and don’t be afraid to be bold!

Author Bio

Kathy Mitchell was born in the USA. She has done MA in English Literature. She loves to publish her article on different health and beauty websites. In her spare time, she like to do research on health information. She is contributing to Consumer Health Digest since
past 6 years. Recently she had written reviews on many anti-aging products like
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