Lipstick Color Guide

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Make up seems to have so many rules and regulations. With many ways to apply and enhance, how do you truly find what really works for you? In my experience everything that looks good on this person or the next person doesn’t necessarily look the same way on me.

I think a lot of times we as women see something and just because it looks right on the person we just saw we can sometimes automatically assume that it will work for us as well which is so not the case all of the time. We are free to do whatever we want with ourselves. Remember that. As long as you feel comfortable with whatever it is that you are wearing or doing honey you should work that to the fullest!

One thing that we all haven’t quite gotten a vast understand of is… Lipstick. These powerful little tubes of color can really make or break your look. If you’re like me you may like to wear lipstick every day or you could just like to wear it on occasions. Either way it goes it’s always good to find a color or shade that really works against your skin complexion. Just like with any other type of make up you can take in account both your eye and hair color to further enhance your lipstick experience.

Different lipstick colors can bring different kinds of attention. What are you looking for in your lipstick? That’s a good question to ask before choosing the color you want to use today. This question will help guide you through all your lipstick choices, and will start you on your way to looking absolutely fabulous!

So you go to wear you keep your lipsticks and you think so what am I feeling today? What kind of attention am I wanting to attract? Decision, decision right?

So let’s say you want to go for a more classy look; something chic and elegant. You want something that’s both timeless and ageless. This is a start because already red is the perfect color for you. Keep in mind that make up in general including lipstick isn’t so matchy matchy anymore. It’s all about enhancement now, but red is a classic color. It’s sexy yet sophisticated. The perfect shade of red for you is neither too warm or too cool in color temperature. You will be able to find a good shade for you by watching the amount or blue or orange hue in the shade of red. Watching the amount of those colors can help you bring out the colors in both your hair and eyes.

Maybe you’re feeling young, fresh, and playful today. You want a little more color. Look no further and be “pretty in pink.” A tip to find your perfect shade of pink is to open up wide and smile bright. The natural color of your gums are the tell tale sign of how dar or light your pinks should be. Typically you don’t want to go too much in either direction; meaning don’t go too much brighter or darker than that color.

Maybe you don’t want to attract too much attention today. You want to be natural looking and clean kept. Nude is for you! Nudes can be tricky. Who knew it could be so hard to find the perfect flesh tone especially for women of color. Well be confused no more. A helpful hint to picking out your perfect nude lippie is actually to go either two shades lighter or darker than your skins natural complexion between those two choices you should be able to choose which color or colors that work best against your skin.

If you want the attention to be directly on your teeth, and I mean all eyes and focus on those pearly whites? Pucker up for plums! Teeth inevitablely look whiter when they are complimented by lipsticks with a hint of blue in them. Shades in the plum family very successfully give off this effect.

So pucker up butter cup, and use this as a guide to find the perfect color for your luscious lips!

Tenekeyia Esjuante

Fashion & Beauty Writer

Raised all over the world thanks to the Army, but roots are in Alabama. Had a passion for fashion and writing for as long as can remember. Currently a sophomore attending the Savannah College of Art & Design in Atlanta, GA; majoring in Fashion Marketing & Management/ minoring in Advertising Copywriting.

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