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What You Need To Know About Choosing a Lip Colour
Wednesday 15, 2016

Have you ever had trouble picking the right shade for your kisser? Well, look no further, we’ve got some amazing tips to help you perfect your pout!

Lip Shape
Firstly, consider the shape of your lips and what you want to achieve. Darker colours make lips look smaller and light or bright colours make lips appear bigger. Take note of whether you want to accentuate or minimise your lip shape before narrowing down lip colours!

Underneath It All

To pick a perfect lipstick you need to know the undertones of your skin.

If the terms cool or warm sound familiar to you then you are on the right track!
If you are unsure of your skin’s undertones, the easiest way is to look at the colour of your veins on your inner wrists in the light. If they appear bluish – you’re cool, if they appear greenish – you’re warm!

 Fair Skin

For light complexions, it usually means choosing lighter shades of nudes, pinks or light browns.
Cool toned gals should go for nude or a soft mocha colour and warm gals’ nude peach or pale pinks. At times you may want to rock a dark lip and you will definitely look amazing, but generally speaking nudes and beiges are universally flattering and brighten up a fair complexion.


Medium Skin

With medium skin tones, you have a nice palette of colours to choose from such as browns, reds, fuchsias and peaches. For medium skin with warm undertones, try copper or bronze colours and cool undertones should give pinks and cranberry colours a go.

Darker Skin

When you’re picking the right lipstick for darker complexions, dark reds are sure to make lips look gorgeous. For darker skin cool undertones, try ruby and wine-coloured hues whereas ladies with warmer undertones, coppers and bronzes look pretty.


One last thing that we would like to mention is that you should wear whatever colour on your lips that you want – Especially if it makes you feel good! All tones and complexions aren’t the same so experimenting is the best way to make a decision! Have fun Lulu’s! Xx

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