Lipsticks make you look and feel like a different person every day. Faced with a boring Monday morning? Slather on some red to make the day brighter. Party time on Friday night? Don’t step out without a pop pink pout. However, it is difficult to pick the right red or pink that will suit your skin tone the best.
Here is a guide that can help you pick the right shade every time.
Fair complexion: To know your true shade, it is important to know your skin undertones. Look at your hand's nerves, if it is more greener in colour than blue, you have a warm undertone and if it's towards blue, then you have a cool undertone.
If you have cool undertones like Jacquline Fernandez, lip colors with blue or purple shaded undertones look best. However, if you have fair skin with warm undertones like Aishwarya Rai then pick warm shades with orange undertones.
When shopping for the perfect nude, look for shades that have a slight pink or peach note, so that you don’t look washed out.
Best colours for cool undertones: Brick or rusty reds, light and glossy pinks, nude peach and tan, berry browns with hints of pink, medium shades of plum or berry.
Best colours for warm undertones: Sunkissed pink, rich wine, nude orange, red with hints of orange, medium shade of berries.
Medium complexion: Most of the medium skin tone people have warm undertones and so, they should avoid blue-based shades of reds and purples, and also stray away from light and pastel shades. Bright colours looks superb on medium skin tone.
Best colours: Bright, orange-based reds, bright berry-coloured pinks, shimmery peach and corals, gold-based browns, deep red berries.
Dusky complexion: Dusky complexion mostly have yellow or gold undertone and can pull off bold and bright lip shades. Plum and oxblood looks perfect against their complexion. However, stay away from light nudes and pastels.
Best colour: Ruby, oxblood, fuchsia, coppery peach, deep, rich browns, mulberry, deep plum.