Do you ever find yourself staring at the shelves of lipstick, completely overwhelmed by all of the choices? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one ending up with a rainbow of colors that could’ve been “the one” drawn all over your hand. Lucky for you, Valley has all of the tips and tricks that’ll help make your cosmetic-buying experience a little less stressful. Choose your skin tone below to get started.
You fall under the “cool” category if you have a pink, red, or blue hue to your skin. Look at your wrist. If your veins look blue, you have cool undertones. Some other indicators are if silver jewelry compliments your skin better than gold accessories or if your skin has the tendency to burn before it tans. If you have cool undertones, opt for lipstick colors that have blue or purple undertones to them. Feel free to experiment with bold or deep colors because they’ll offer a contrast to your fairer skin. Be careful not to go too light otherwise your face will look majorly washed out!
Valley’s suggestions for “cool” undertones:
- Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in “Fuscia” (purchase it here)
- Mac Matte Lipstick in “Dark Oxblood Red” (purchase it here)
- Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick in “HD Iris” (purchase it here)
You have warm undertones if your skin has a yellow, golden, or olive hue. The veins on your wrist should appear to look green and gold jewelry and accessories flatter your tone best. Another cue to look for is your skin’s tanning ability. If you have warmer tones, your skin tans fairly easily. Choose colors that are in the coral, nude, or berry families. These colors will bring out the natural glow of your skin’s complexion.
Valley’s suggestions for warm undertones:
- Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor in “HD Seduction” (purchase it here)
- Mac Cremesheen in “Boyfriend Stealer” (purchase it here)
- Kat Von D Studded Lipstick in “La Femme” (purchase it here)
Get The Perfect Pout
Once you find your perfect lipstick shade, don’t forget to purchase a lip liner in a shade that matches your lipstick. The liner serves as a barrier between the edge of your lip and your skin, keeping the lipstick from smudging and feathering. If you’re interested in making your lips appear bigger, you can slightly overdraw them with your lip liner. This application ensures a more natural appearance. If you attempt to overdraw your lips with strictly lipstick, the final product will be messy and not precise. Once you’re finished applying your liner and lipstick, do a quick blot to get rid of excess product and you’re ready to go!