You can very easily switch up a look or update your makeup with a lipstick. Here’s how to pick the right bright for you
Wearing the right lipstick shade can improve confidence levels by leaps and bounds. And if you master brights, you’ll love what it can do to your complexion and self-esteem (we know!). Here’s how you can determine the right shade for your skin tone:
Master The Bold Lip
Use matching lip liners to prevent lipstick from bleeding. They’re also great for helping lip colour stay on – just line, colour in the rest of the lips with the lip liner and layer lipstick on top.
Apply lip gloss in the middle of your lips for an instantly plump pout.
Makeup artists like to dab a highlighter on the cupid’s bow of the upper lip. It draws light to that area to give lips a lush, 3-D effect.
LIGHT TO MEDIUM SKIN
Lucky you! Light to medium skin tones can experiment with most lip colours, including a wide range of pinks. Choose light pink for a feminine, girly pout, or pump up the pigments for a daring, edgy look.
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Shiseido MAQuillAGE Dual Colour Rouge in Pink 21, $46.
Dior Addict Lipstick in 579 Must Have, $49.
Laneige Serum Intense Lipstick in LR05, $34.
PALE TO FAIR SKIN
Those with porcelain skin will look stunning with fuchsia pink lips. Avoid clashing with your natural skin tone by picking a pink that complements it – using warm tone lip colour on cool-tone complexion (or vice versa) would end up making skin look sallow and dull instead.
Illamasqua Glamore Lipstick in Luster, $40.
Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick in Menace, $33.
Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture #19 Le Fuchsia, $50.
OLIVE TO TANNED SKIN
Red balances out the green undertones present in darker skin to add vibrancy to the complexion. Those with darker complexion can get away with the brightest lip colours but if you’re feeling experimental, pick up a violet or magenta.
COSME DECORTE AQ MW Art des Fleurs Rouge in RD410, $88.
Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Definition in 195 Le Carmin, $44.
ZA Vibrant Moist Vivid Dare Lipstick RD401, $18.90.