How To Choose The Best Lipstick Shade For Your Skin Tone

Author: Michelle Teeken   Date Posted:6 May 2022 

 

Does shopping for lipstick seem like a difficult and daunting task? With so many different lipstick shades, undertones and finishes on the market it can be overwhelming. We have put together a guide on how to choose the best lipstick shade for your skin tone. But always remember, makeup is a form of self expression! You should select a lip colour you feel the best in. If certain shades make you feel confident and beautiful but don't necessarily align with the "rules," just go ahead and #GETYOURMODELROCKON.

 

FINDING YOUR UNDERTONE:

The first step to finding your perfect shade of lipstick (and foundation) is to identify your skin's undertone. Generally, people are one of two undertones, which is warm or cool. If it is hard to distinguish which one you are, you may have a neutral undertone which is a mix of the two.
An easy way to determine your undertone is to look at the colour of the veins on your wrist.

  • If your veins appear green, you have warm undertones.
  • If your veins appear blue or purple, you have cool undertones.
  • If your veins are a mix of both, you have neutral undertones.

FINDING YOUR UNDERTONE

 

WARM UNDERTONES:

The best lipsticks for warm undertones are lipsticks in warm shades. Peachy pink shades, oranges, brick reds, and terracotta browns will complement your skin tone best.

OUR MODELROCK PICKS:

Forever Mattes Longwear Lipstick in HONEYBUN
Liquid to Matte Longwear Lipstick in MAJOR BETSY

WARM UNDERTONES

 

COOL UNDERTONES:

The best lipsticks for cool undertones are lipsticks in cool shades. Blue or purple undertoned shades such as dusty nudes, plums, cherry tones, mauves, crimsons, and purples will complement your skin tone best.

OUR MODELROCK PICKS:

Liquid to Matte Longwear Lipstick in PURE POUT
Graffiti Collection Lip Paint in DON'T PANIC

COOL UNDERTONES

 

NEUTRAL UNDERTONES:

Neutral undertones can suit a variety of different shades as they are a mix of both warm and cool. Try blush-toned pinks, mauve shades, berry tones and balanced reds.

OUR MODELROCK PICKS:

Forever Mattes Longwear Lipstick in CLEO
Forever Mattes Longwear Lipstick in GOING TO BERLIN

NEUTRAL UNDERTONES

 

SHOPPING IN STORE:

If you're still having difficulties finding the perfect lip shade in store, try swatching your options. While the most accurate method is to try lipsticks on your actual lips, it's not a safe or hygienic option when it comes to testers. Instead, swatch the shades on your fingertips as they have a similar texture to our lips. Doing this, you can also hold your fingers over your lips to see if the shade looks good with your skin tone. Repeat this process until you find a lipstick you are happy with.

SHOPPING IN STORE

 

We hope this blog helps you with your lipstick shopping. Let us know in the comments below what your all time favourite MODELROCK lipstick is! We would love to know.


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