Lipstick guide: How to choose the right lipstick

Lipstick is an important piece of makeup since it can update your makeup look and even boost your mood. Learn how to choose the right lipstick and look gorgeous!

With its endless palette of lipsticks and glosses, choosing the right lipstick can be overwhelming. Here we share how to choose the right color shade to match your skin tone and improve your outfit

1) Determine your skin tone

Determine your skin tone // Photo by MaybellineUruguay

Do you know what type of skin complexion you have? The first step is determining what skin tone you have:

Fair skin: Your skin is very pale or translucent and you burn very easily. 

Light skin: Your skin is pale. When you are in the sun, you burn and then may possibly tan.

Medium: You can easily and generally do not burn or have sensitive skin.

Tan: Your skin is tan or olive. You rarely burn and look tanned even in the winter.

Deep: Your skin is dark and you never get sunburned. Your hair is possibly black or dark brown.

2) Choose your preferred texture

Choose your preferred texture // Photo by Okchicas

What type of lipstick do you like the most? Now with so many textures, consider what to use. Are you someone that likes a cream finish over a matte? Do you want a lipstick that lasts longer? Or are you just looking for a lipstick that hydrates your lips? The answers to these questions will help you choose. 

These are some of the type of lipsticks you can choose:

Matte lipsticks: If you want your lipstick to last longer then you should go for a matte lipstick. 

Cream lipsticks: This is a good idea for an everyday look. They tend to be less pigmented so it seems more natural. If you are not a lipstick person, this is a great place to start. 

High shine lipstick: These formulas are super popular at the moment and tend to include super nourishing oils to protect and repair the lips. So if you want to go a step further with the gloss, choose a high shine lipstick.

3) Find the right color for your skin tone

Find the right color for your skin tone // Photo by eslamoda

Fair or light skin tone: pink, coral, peach, nude, and dusty red colors.

Medium skin tone: Rose, berry, cherry red, and mauve lipstick colors

Tan skin tone: coral, deep pink, bright red, and most other colors except for brown and purple shades.

Deep skin tone: brown and purple shades like plum, caramel, wine, and blue-based reds.

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