Has one of your girlfriends ever asked you to try a new lipstick she’s been loving and when you do, it looks completely gross on you? No, your eyes are not playing tricks on you. It’s just colour science!
You and your friend probably don’t share the same skin tone, skin undertone or hair colour. These are a couple of things that play a factor in choosing the right colour lipstick for you. So the next time you go shopping for a new lippie, you can easily eyeball which colours flatter you best and which you should just not even touch!
First off, do you know which category of skin tone you belong in?
PICK FROM: NEUTRAL, WARM, OR COOL.
The most popular and widely used technique is to check the colour of your veins. For another security measure, there is another fallback technique which compares your skin tone next to silver and gold jewellery.
If your veins are more bluish than green, it means you have a cool skin tone. This also means that you tend to match silver jewellery better. Your undertone would typically be pink/red.
If your veins are more towards the green side, you have a warm skin tone. Hence, gold jewellery would suit you better than a cool silver tone. Here, your undertone would be yellow or
However, here is the tricky part, if you think your veins are both a mix of blue or green you can possibly assume that you are a neutral tone but if that doesn’t convince you, move on to the next technique which is finding which coloured jewellery matches you.
Don’t be alarmed if you seem to suit both silver and gold jewellery, it just means the world is your oyster and you have a neutral skin tone - neither warm nor cool. Just right smack in the middle of the two.
There are a ton of resources online that have experts who tell you how to determine your skin tone. We think this is agreat help
LIPSTICK & SKIN TONE
Generally, as a rule of thumb, people with cool skin tones are better suited to pink, purples, mauvey colours and pinkish red tones. On the other hand, if you have a warm skin tone, colours that flatter you are more oranges, browns, and coral colours - colours with more of a yellow base.
If that still doesn’t help we’re going to being in our trustyMatte Lip Creams to help break it down for you.
Watch this video to see how they all swatch:
Perfect for cool tones:
Perfect for warm tones:
Five of our gorgeous matte lipsticks can be further broken down to help you find a shade that matches well with your whole look.
SWEETIE is a great light pink nude. Hence, people with a lighter skin tone fit this shade very well. It gives just the right amount of a pop of colour with great wearability that can take you through your whole day.
GIRL NEXT DOOR is our unique shade of pink. We tested this shade out on all our colleagues and through our own findings,GIRL NEXT DOOR works well with all of our different skin tones. The only difference is if you are darker in tone the more it starts to look more neon on you. Depending on your desires this can be both a good and a bad thing.
MYSTERY. We weren’t kidding with how this shade was purposely formulated to suit all different types of skin tones. It’s a rich, deep plum shade that crosses between mauve and a brown tone. Don’t believe me? Try it for yourself!
WARRIOR is definitely our standout red shade. She’s a wonderful mix of red which incorporates tones of blue and pink but also has that bright red pop of colour that flatters warm toned ladies the best. Being a cool toned red, she can suit cool toned ladies too but if you really want to steal the show, this one’s for the warm toned girls!
BOSS - Now, she’s a stunning shade of burgundy. The elements of burnt brown and red combined make this shade such a versatile colour for most skin tones. Whether you’re a pale skin girl or a lovely deeper shade,BOSS is ideal for you. Play it up with a vampy moment or keep it classic!
What’s a shade of lipstick you love and flatters you well? Be sure to let us know and we will be working behind to scenes to possibly make that happen! In the meantime, sit tight, we have a big surprise on the way.
Till next time!
Written by Luxmee Sabapathy
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