How to Choose Lipstick Color for your skin tone

How to Choose Lipstick Color for your skin tone

Here comes the biggest question, how to choose a lipstick color for your skin tone? A flattering lipstick color can make the whole look stand out, even if you are having only eyeliner.

By applying a particular selection of colors your overall look will shine. You will get the most beautiful compliments you ever had, and believe me you will love it! Have in mind that they call me “ the girl with the best lipstick”.

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History of lipstick – Facts

If we take a quick look through lipstick’s history there are some interesting facts for lipsticks. We might now have enormous changes and the technology is thriving but the fundamentals are still the same!

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Sumerians, approximately 5000 years ago, were crushing gemstones to decorate their lips.

How to Choose Lipstick Color for your skin tone

Cleopatra, in Ancient Egypt, was crushing bugs in order to create a red color for her lips. Ancient Egyptians wore lipsticks just to show their social status (and not gender). However, crushing bugs was not the only source for lipstick colors, Carmine dye that was produced –in Ancient Egypt- from cochineal insects, is still used in lipsticks.  Egyptians were addicted to a mixture bromine mannite and iodine. This mixture was harmful and it could cause serious diseases to death.

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How to Choose Lipstick Color for your skin tone

Determine your skin tone

Fair

The best choices are the true red, blue toned pinks and bright pink/magenta. Avoid nude colors.

Medium

Pinks with red undertones, cranberry red, and nudes are best for those with medium skin.

Tan/olive

If you have a tan skin tone, choose red, wine red and burgundy.

Dark

Go red and brown with orange undertones, burgundy, dark red and nude-brownish.

How to Choose Lipstick Color for your skin tone
How to Choose Lipstick Color for your skin tone

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