Choosing the right shade of lipstick

I’m one of the many women who believe that I can’t wear red lipstick. I just feel awkward seeing my lips wearing such striking shade though I’ve always wanted to try. I find it so sexy and elegant especially when you are wearing a black dress, just perfect!

Until lately, with Gayle encouraging me, I did. In fairness, I looked okay. From that day on, I have been alternating my lipsticks from brown to red shades. But of course, I always do my homework and check on tips on how to choose the right shade of lipstick for myself. I’ve read about.com that:

“If I had to teach someone just one thing about lip color it would be this: Find a lipstick that looks good on your face when you are wearing absolutely no makeup.” – Bobbi Brown

Pink-skinned girls should opt for cherry red. Those with olive skin can wear fire-engine red. Dark skin looks great with deep reds. One big red lipstick no-no: It’s best not to match lips to your outfit.

To test shades, apply lipstick or gloss to one lip. If that color is just a shade or two deeper than your bare lip, then you’ve found your shade.

To date, I have not tried any of the three! My bad! I hope I did not go wrong with the shades I have been wearing since!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Blogger since 2007 | Home-based Marketing Assistant | WAHM | Ex-OFW | Music enthusiast | Cactus and Succulent Hobbyist | A 41 y/o mom of two lovely girls sharing her adventures as she walks through motherhood and having to do most things on her own while her Indian national husband works miles away from home.

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