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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Breaking The Lipstick Law?

Ever wonder why some lip colors complete your look and others completely ruin it? Well, wonder no more! The answer is simple...your skin tone! Just like matching your clothes or your home decor, the colors on your face have to coordinate in order to work. Check out what I call the "Lipstick Law" below!

Super Pale Skin

What to try: Stapleton says your best bet is to go nude. Think peachy lipsticks and nude colored glosses. For a glam look with major impact, try red lipstick. 
What to avoid: Dark chocolate and burgundy shades because they contrast too much with your pale skin. 

Super Dark Skin

What to try: Stapleton says anything goes with darker complexions -- lucky girl. Try orange or coral shades for a fun pop of color and don't forget to load up on the gloss to showcase your full lips. Yes, everyone will be jealous, but that's kinda the point, right? 
What to avoid: Stay away from milky or chalky colors with a lot of white in them because they're too contrasting -- unless you're going for a mod '60s look, which would be pretty cool. 

Olive-toned Skin

What to try: If you have olive-toned skin (think Hispanic, Italian, Greek) then pretty much anything will look absolutely lovely on you. For a really amazing look, try coral lipstick.
What to avoid: OK, so there are some shades you should steer clear of. One: Purple. It'll accentuate the yellow undertones in your skin and give you a sallow look. Two: Brown. It can look too monochromatic.
Products to check out: 
Revlon Colorstay Mineral Lipglaze in Constantly Coral, $8.99 Revlon Colorstay Overtime in Constantly Coral, $9.99 (in case you want to match) L'Oreal Colour Riche Gloss in Soft Coral, $5.99

Skin with Yellow Undertones

What to try: Blue-based reds are perfect when you want to really dress up. Flesh tones with gloss are gorgeous for this skin tone. You can also try bronze shades for a somewhat monochromatic look. 
What to avoid: Stay away from purple; it'll bring out the yellow in your skin and can make you look sickly. Same goes for anyone with yellowish teeth -- ewwww. 

Skin with Pink Undertones

What to try: Try peach tones for a softer look or orange based or brick reds for a classic pin-up girl look. 
What to avoid: Blue-based reds will clash with your skin tone. 
Products to check out: CoverGirl Wetslicks Amazemint Lipgloss in Freedom of Peach, $4.94 Benefit Silky Finish Lipstick in Sugar Cookie, $12.50 MAC Lipstick in Russian Red, $14

Asian Skin

What to try: Stapleton says you likely have awesome full lips with a natural coral tint. Play it up with coral lipstick and lots of lipgloss. 
Products to check out: Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor in Coral Crush, $7.50 Bobbi Brown Shimmer Lip Gloss in Coral Sand, $20 Nars Lipstick in Casablanca, $24 

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