Choosing Lipstick Color Based on Your Undertone
Lipstick is a staple for women here in Singapore. If you have a good lipstick, it is as if you can take on the world. If given a chance to ask experts, you will inquire what color you should wear first. The truth is, you can just wear any color you like but they will recommend that you find the right shade according to your skin tone or your complexion. Unfortunately, picking the right shade is not easy.
For beginners, you should first determine your undertone. Undertone means base colors. You can have warm, cool or neutral undertones. If you tan, your undertone is warm if you burn in the sun, you have cool undertone. You can also look at the color of your veins through your wrist – if you have blue veins, it means you are cool and if it is green, you are warm. If you cannot ascertain, you might be neutral. Also, you can determine your undertone based on the foundation or concealers you wear.
Now that you know undertone, it is time to pick one. The lipstick should be your undertone’s complimentary coloring. It sounds difficult but really, it can be very easy. If you belong to cool undertone, the best color is blue-toned like deep red. Be careful with light lipsticks because it can wash out. For warm undertones, it is recommended to consider oranges and peaches. If you are neutral, you will not have hard time choosing lipstick color.
If you are still lost, there are other ways that you can do to determine undertone and eventually the best lip color. If you are fair-skinned, you will surely look radiant in deep or bold colors that can have a “contrasting effect” on your undertone. If you are olive, the best color would be nudes, pink and corals. If in this case you have warm tone, try berries.
The journey for choosing the right shade is fun although it requires patience as you have to go along “trial and error”. Finding “the one” will take time but once you find it, you can definitely keep if forever. If you are still confused, you can ask for the help of beauty experts or better yet browse through Google’s vast resources. You can always find something that can help you decide so do not be afraid to explore.
No matter what they say, the color will be entirely up to you. Wear any color that makes you feel the prettiest and happy. Good luck and happy shopping!