THINGS TO CONSIDER FOR CHOOSING RIGHT LIPSTICK
“Of course, true beauty comes from within. Lipstick just adds a little pizzazz” – Anna Warner
Lipstick is every makeup fanatic’s answer to look confident and beautiful in just a few seconds. Contradictory to what we may believe, lipstick makes you look well groomed by enhancing your beauty. On days where we want an effortless look, just apply some mascara and lipstick and you’re good to go! According to a recent study conducted at the Harvard University, women wearing makeup and lipstick in particular appeared more confident. There are thousands of lipstick shades available in the market and an array of lipstick brands, read on to know the things you must consider while choosing the right lipstick!
According to experts, the most common makeup mistake women commit is not choosing a lipstick according to their complexion. If your skin tone is;
Fair: If your skin tone is fair, choosing lighter shades of lipsticks will brighten up your face. You can select pinks, nudes and light browns. Having said that, bright shades like reds, maroons, and fuschia pinks will look great on you as well!
Medium: You can choose from an array of shades like peaches, reds and browns as they will complement your skin tone well.
Dark: For women with darker complexions, dark reds, wine and ruby colored lipsticks are your best friends. However, oranges, browns and nudes are a big no-no.
The size of your lips differs from person to person. Some have thin lips while others may have fuller lips. Here’s how you should choose a lipstick according the shape of your lips;
Thin lips: Women with thin lips must avoid deep and bright shades in order to take away the attention from their lips. Try colors like beige, light pink and peach.
Full lips: If you have full lips, you have a gamut of options and you do not have to avoid any shade as all will suit you. The colours berry, wine, mauve and red look best!
Lipsticks for the daytime:
The shades of lipsticks during the day differ from those used in the night. We recommend that you stick to pinks, berry, nudes and peach shades and steer clear of dark colours. Also remember to pick lipsticks that have a matte finish.
Lipsticks for the evenings:
If you’re heading out for a dinner or a party, now is the time to totally experiment with the shades of lipsticks. Pick deep reds, bright pinks and browns to totally glam it up. You can either stick to matte finish if you please or pick glossy lipsticks to complete your look. You can also layer your lips with a clear gloss and you’re good to go!
Texture of the lipsticks:
With an array of lipstick brands available and a million hues of every shade, it can tend to get a bit confusing to choose the right texture of your lipstick. If you have fuller lips and want something moisturizing for your lips, pick a lipstick with a creamy texture. These do not have any translucence and are perfect to wear to work. However, if you want to up the glamour quotient pick a lipstick with sheer or gloss. These lipsticks suit people with thinner lips the best as they add a certain dimension to your lips.
Several top-notch makeup artists suggest that the thumb rule to choosing the perfect lipstick shade is to select one that is 2-3 shades darker than your own (natural) lip color. It is also recommended that you choose a lipstick of a good brand as cheap ones lead to the discoloration of your lips. Follow the above tips when you purchase a lipstick the next time to get nothing but luscious lips!