Every woman should own at least one great lipstick. Lipstick is an absolute style accessory, just like stunning heels and a beautiful handbag. Just like high heels and handbags, no lipstick is perfect. That’s good…it’s actually great! This means there are some lipsticks that are perfect for every woman.
This is why it bothers me that makeup artists cite the blanket rule. Choose a lipstick that’s two shades darker than his natural lip color, or wear that color if it’s his skin tone. You don’t limit yourself that much when choosing a clutch or pump, do you? Lipstick is no exception, just like any other accessory. Treat as one
This is not to say there are no guidelines.
Question 1: Do you want bold lips or neutral lips? I have a question. When choosing a lipstick, I find it natural to start by deciding on a color family. Don’t start there. Instead, start by choosing either a neutral or bold lip. Lipsticks fall into two general categories: neutral or bold. A neutral lipstick will blend in with the rest of your makeup. A bold lipstick contrasts with the rest of the face. Boldness comes from the lipstick’s “value,” or the “lightness of color.” Note that not all shades within the
color family are bold or neutral. One red lipstick may be bold and another red lipstick may be neutral. Likewise, a neutral color on a fair-skinned woman can look bold on a darker-skinned woman. For this reason, bold or neutral should be the first question.
To decide between bold and neutral lips, ask if you want your makeup to stand out. If no, opt for a neutral lipstick. If so, opt for a bold lipstick. [Keep in mind that you should generally refrain from pairing bold lipsticks with smokey eyes. Otherwise, your face can look messy. ]
Question 2: Are you attracted to certain colors?
If so, please join us. Let your intuition guide you. Many make-up her artists rely heavily on rules based on skin tone. If your skin tone is X, stick to A and B shades and avoid C and D shades. Admittedly, skin tone can be an important factor when it comes to lipstick. But don’t get too hung up on it. Rather, think in terms of how some colors “complement” a particular skin tone. Of course, if at some point you decide that your lipstick is too light or too dark, you can always darken or lighten it. [See one of my posts on lipstick for an example of how to change lipstick.] ]
Red: Usually rated as the most daring choice. but the recognition