There are certain people who really shouldn’t wear certain colors of lipstick, ever. They just don’t have a face that is suited for the shade. To make sure that you aren’t running around town with your lips painted in a color that makes you look like an escaped clown, you should seek the advice of a makeup consultant.
If your hairdresser isn’t able to recommend anyone you should to a store that deals exclusively in cosmetics, every person who works there should have an eye for what colors of lipstick will best suit your taste. Make sure that you actually listen to that the makeup consultant is saying, otherwise you are just wasting everyone’s time.
Consider the Size of Your Lips
If you have large, plump lips the beauty consultant will probably tell you that you should selecting lipsticks that are dark muted colors. They will recommend that you choose lipsticks that are bronze, dark brown, maroon, and dark purple.
If your lips are a little on the thin side your makeup consultant will probably recommend that you look for lipsticks that are lighter colored than the lipsticks they suggest for fuller lipped women. Women with thinner lips usually look amazing when they wear shades like mauve, cappuccino, coral, and berry.
What’s Your Complexion?
The thickness of your lips isn’t the only thing that determines what color lipsticks look great on you. If you have a warm summer complexion you are going to want to paint your lips with a lipstick that has a yellow base. People with cool winter complexions look better when they are wearing lipstick that has a blue base.
Think About Your Hair
The natural color of your hair plays a big part in what shades of lipstick you should wear. Redheads look stunning when they use terracotta, warm shades of brow, and cinnamon colored lipsticks. Blonds on the other hand look their best when they choose a lipstick that is peach, coral, or apricot. Brunettes can usually get away with a wider variety in colors.
Play it Safe
If you are going to a function that requires you to wear lipstick and don’t have enough time to consult a makeup consultant you best bet is to choose a clear lip gloss that has some shimmer.