We all have that friend who can rock a dramatic lip. Why is it that certain colors look gorgeous on her, but heinous on us? You probably already know that your skin color has something to do with it. But did you know your skin’s undertones could be making or breaking that stunning lip look?
Alistbeauty artist let you in on how you can pick the right colour of lip stick for your skin tone. There are three possible undertones: cool, warm and neutral. A person with cool undertones sees pinkish-blue in their skin, while a person with warm undertones sees yellow and gold. Neutral undertones have a bit of both.
There are a couple different methods to help you determine your undertone. Alistbeauty makeup artist Janet Wilson recommends examining the color of your veins. If you notice green in your veins, you have warm undertones to your skin. If you see blue in your veins, you have a cool undertone. And finally, if you see both blue and green, you can classify your undertone as neutral.
Janet also recommes taking off your makeup and looking at the side of your cheek close to your ear. If you see pinkish-blue, you have cooler undertones. If you see yellow-gold, you have warmer undertones.
Finally, the metal test. Hold up silver and gold jewelry to your skin.
“If you gravitate towards wearing gold jewelry you are likely warm,” the Alima Pure team told The Huffington Post. “Cool undertones usually opt for silver jewelry. Neutral skin tones look great with either.”
So now that you know your undertone, what lipstick color should you pick? For cool, neutral and olive tones, Janet recommends rosy pinks, berry hues and blue-toned reds.
For beige, warm and olive tones, they suggest peachy pinks, corals and warm reds.