HOW DO YOU PICK OUT A LIPSTICK SHADE?
You walk up to a makeup counter in a department store and all you see are over 100 different lipsticks, all different colors, lip glosses, lip balms, lip pots…Where do you begin? So i bet you grab a lipstick and test it on your hand right? WRONG! the right area to test out the trueness of the color is on the inside finger tip, that is the closest and most true to your lip. bet you didn’t know that! also, ask the professional to test it on your lips, so you can see how you look in it ( make sure they sanitize it first, ewwww ) there are a variety of shades, (let say red for instance), because of skin tone, wether your a cool or warm or even neutral (will get into that in another topic ) so the variety is there to find YOURS!
WHAT IF IM IN A DRUGSTORE WITH NO TESTERS?
This is easier once you know if your cool, warm or neutral. Most do have testers, but if you stumble across a lip shade that has no tester? I know some stores like CVS will let you purchase a shade, bring it home, try it, and if you don’t like it, they allow you to return opened makeup (just don’t use it a thousand times )
The best shade is the one that still looks great even if you’re wearing no other makeup. This is a color that will always work for you.
If you want just a hint of color, you’ll want to opt for a colored lip gloss or lip tint over regular lipstick. Most cosmetic lines offer sheerer products for you to choose from.
You’ll want to test lipstick whenever possible. Just because a shade looks great in the tube, doesn’t mean it’ll look good on you.
COMING UP: HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN LIPSTICKS AT HOME!
BY CANDICE MANACCHIO XOXO