Video:Match Lipstick to Skin Tonewith Kacie Marie
Whenever you shop for new makeup, it's important to keep your skin tone in mind. You might love the look of a color in the bottle, but once it's on your lips, eek. We'll show you how to find the right lipstick for your skin tone.See Transcript
Transcript:Match Lipstick to Skin Tone
Hello I'm Kacie Marie and this is About.com I'm going to tell you today some tips on matching your lipstick to your skin tone.
Complement Natural Beauty with Your Lipstick
One of the first tips is to match your lipstick to your hair and your skin tone rather than your clothing. When your lipstick doesn't match your skin tone, it doesn't complement your natural beauty.
Lipstick for Fair Complexions
If you have a fair complexion such as porcelain, ivory or nude, you can wear red wines, caramels, chocolate, beiges, even some pinks. What you want to stay away from is fuchsias, oranges and brown that has yellow pigment in it.
Lipstick for Medium Skin Tones
If you have more of a medium tone to your skin, a beige or a sand, the best things to wear are very warm reds such as rust, you can wear pinks, some peaches, some corals, some fuchsias, caramels like a café latte. What you want to stay away from is lighter shades of brown.
Lipstick for Olive Skin
If you have more of an olive to darker skin tone you can wear a wide range of browns. Of course you can do a red that has a little purple in it, so more of a raspberry. Some plums, mahogany. You can also do some caramels. What you want to generally avoid is oranges.
Lipstick for Dark Skin Tones
If you have darker skin, you can wear a tone such as a dusty pink, peaches and corals, also some caramels. And then you have a wide range of reds. The darker your skin, the darker the red can go. You can to do a mahogany, a maroon, a deep chocolate and a deep red. Colors you want to avoid are reds that have blue specks in it or any color that is too orangey.
I know there are a lot of varying different skin tones and about a million shades of lipstick so following these guidelines and picking up a few different shades, before you pick up the perfect shade for you. With my skin tone, I'm using lipstick with a little bit of plum. Now, see how my lipstick matches my skin tone? For more information, go to About.com. Till next time!