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In a city full of lights & luxury, this jewel toned lipstick feels right at home. Even in Dubai, my favourite colour to wear is Toronto’s @bitebeauty new colour in Kir Royale. So lush, I love it! It reminds me of the perfect ruby colour. But which lipstick is right for you?
Do you find yourself standing at makeup counters stare in bewilderment at the lipsticks? Choosing the ‘right’ shade of lipsticks or gloss doesn’t have to be so complicated and overwhelming.
My Trick to Finding Your Best ‘every day’ Shade
I focus on enhancing natural beauty for an every day look. The most flattering way to do this, is to select a lipstick that is one or two shades darker than your natural lip colour.
My Trick to Testing Lipstick
We’ve all bought lipstick that we thought would look great, only to discover at home that…yikes, this is not what you wanted at all. If you’re not an impulse buyer, I’m sure you’ve tried lipstick on the back of your hand in an attempt to see what the colour will look like. While this can work well to discover the texture of lipstick (smooth, creamy, dry etc…) the back of your hand isn’t able to give you a fair read on the colour. Our lips have that great pigment built in, which will ultimately manipulate the colour we see once the lipstick on, whereas our hands have no ‘lip’ pigment. TIP: Try applying lipstick to your fingertip or a pinker part of your palm. I find this the next best thing to lips.
Lips come in all different shapes and sizes. If your lips are on the thinner side and you’re looking to make them appear larger, stick to light-to-medium shades. Creamy lipsticks and tinted glosses are also great because the sheen and gloss catches the light, creating the illusion of plumpness.
How to Pick the Right Shade of Red
I can’t tell you how many women tell me they can’t wear red lipstick. I happily correct them each time. Red is timeless and beautiful and there’s a colour out there for everyone, it’s simply a matter of shade. The secret lies in selecting the correct undertones. As with anything, there are always exceptions to the rule, however the following are great guidelines to follow if you’re unsure:
Skin with rose (pink) undertones, pairs great with cherry reds (cooler blue undertone). Skin with olive/ivory (yellow) undertones, pairs great fire-engine red (warmer orange undertone).
How to Pick the Right Shade of Nude
The prettiest nude colour (in my opinion) is one that is a slightly more vibrant or a deeper tone than your skin tone. If you’re very fair, select a colour with a hint of pink, like. For those with olive and darker skin, aim for something more of a sandy beige.