Here’s How to Find Your Most Flattering Lipstick Shade

Now that COVID-19 restrictions have eased in many parts of the world, masks are down and lipstick is back on the agenda. Bright shades are always in for summer, while richer hues work well in winter. And don’t forget the versatility of a great nude! With a variety of colors to suit every skin tone, it can be overwhelming trying to choose the one that’s right for you. Here’s how to find your most flattering shade.

It’s in Your Veins

The easiest way to decipher what type of shade will pop against your skin is to look at your veins. If they appear blue, you have a cool skin tone. If they are green, you have a warm skin tone. If they look like a combination of blue and green, you have a neutral skin tone.

Cool Tones

Think of all those delicious berries, roses, and mauves because those are the colors you should look out for. When picking a red lipstick, look for one with a blue or pink undertone rather than orange.

Warm Tones

Chances are you have beautiful bronze or olive skin. Take advantage of it by wearing peaches, terracottas, and orange-toned reds. If it’s a pink you’re after, stick to salmon.

Neutral Tones

The entire color wheel is at your fingertips! Having a neutral tone means you can pull off both cool and warm tones, but the shades that will suit you best are watermelon, plum, and true red.

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