It is summertime and you may want to experiment with some new makeup. Choosing the right lip colour is the first battle and if you are not a beauty expert, you may be wondering where you should start.
Before you nip to your local boots for some advice, we can talk you through process. From choosing the right colour for your skin tone to matching lipstick with certain looks.
Experiment with shades
Ok so here is were you should begin. We recommend that if you have fair/light skin you should use light pink, coral, peach, nudes, or beige. Those who have cool undertones, are well suited with soft mocha and nude tones. Those who have warmer skin should stick to pale pinks or a nude with a little peach.
If you are somewhere in between light and tan you should go for If rose, mauve, or berry shades. If you have cool undertones experiment with pink or cranberry coloured lipsticks. For those who want to gain a tan this summer try out copper or bronze lipsticks.
If you tanned skin or like to wear fake tan, steer clear of browns and purples. Try out colours with an orange undertone. If you want to brighten things up choose coral, or deep pink.
If you are darker and have a deep complexion, browns, purples or wines are an excellent choice. Makeup counters have an excellent selection of these colours, try matching them on your arm before you apply to your lips.
The Right Red
Red lips, the classic. Red lips can be seen as a daring addition to any outfit and if you are brave anough, we are sure you can find the perfect share of red for your skin tone. Pinkish reds are an excellent choice for those who have lighter skin, we would say start with a raspberry red.
If you have tan or medium skin bright red cherry red, are great choices. Deep skin with warm undertones should try a blue-based red.
Red can add drama to a fairly plain outfit. Try not to overwhelm by wearing red with very bright clothing or clothes with crazy patterns. Stick to just mascara on the eyes, or just a bit of dark brown eyeliner in between your lashes.
Lip Colour Looks
It goes without saying that a red lip goes hand in hand with a black dress and a pair of designer shoes. This is just one way to rock a lip colour. The main thing to remember is that you should never match a lip colour too closely with your clothing.
If you are just getting started with a makeup expansion nude lips look great with just about anything, Kim Kardashian would tell you that. If you like big eye makeup, then a nude lip fits perfectly, never do both together. If you are looking for something in-between then pink is versatile because there are so many shades.