Lipstick shades are very confusing to choose from when you don't know what you want. There are millions of shades in reds, pinks, purples, browns, and beige that could look good on you, but you can't judge that by just looking at them. And you can't try every color to make sure it matches your skin tone. Thus, you end up buying a neutral shade which you're obviously not very happy about. In this article, we have tried to make this job a little easier for you with the help of a guide. It will tell you what colors and shades would look good on the kind of skin tone that you have. Everyone has a different skin tone, and there are colors that complement it accordingly.
Choosing a Lipstick Color
If you've always wondered how to pick a good lipstick color, there are two things you should keep in mind. The first being your complexion and the second, your hair color. The difference between these two always complements the lip colors that you go for. Thus, we have a list of colors which you can choose from if your skin and hair color are as follows.
Olive Skin with Medium Dark Hair:
Such skin and hair coordination is seen with women in the South East Asian countries. Especially, Chinese and Japanese women are very well-known for their beautiful hair and skin. For them, the perfect shades in lipstick are reds (cherry, scarlet, brilliant, garnet, soft), browns (dusty, plum, apricot, pastel, beige), peach, and copper.
Warm Skin with Medium Dark Brown Hair:
Mexican and Many Indian women have such skin tones, with dark brown or simply brown hair. They have a slight dusky look and thus the lipstick colors that could be used by them can be pinks (shell, soft, iced, neon, magenta), velvet wine, reds (cherry, scarlet, brilliant, garnet, soft), browns (dusty, plum, apricot, pastel, beige), and golds (rough and damson).
Afro-Caribbean with all Hair Colors:
For these women, since they have a slightly tanned skin tone with light or dark brown or even black hair at times, this guide would suggest colors like pinks (rose, clover, ginger, berry), peach, brown sugar, mocha, golds (rough and damson), and browns (dusty, plum, apricot, pastel, beige).
African-American with Medium to Dark Hair:
These women have a very dark skin and sometimes jet black hair. But their skin is very beautiful and plain, which can suit many colors on the make up palate. These colors are copper, purples (light and dark), reds (cherry, scarlet, brilliant, garnet, soft), beechnut, bronze, golds (rough and damson), and brown sugar.
African Skin with Black Hair:
Since this type of skin tone is very dark and the hair color is jet black, women with this skin tone look very attractive with colors like pinks (rose, clover, ginger, berry), wine, brilliant bed, garnet, damson brown, bronze, beechnut, and brown sugar.
With such a variety of colors from this guide, I am sure you must have found your choice shade. This will definitely help you make a decision with lipsticks the next time you go to buy some.