Choosing a Flattering Lipstick Color

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How do you know which lipstick color will look best on you?

Or do you have your own signature color already but are not really sure if it’s really the right color choice for you. If you find the task of picking a lipstick color difficult, you’re not alone. What color looks good with what skin tone? How do you decide where to start? The only way to find out which lip color will look good with your unique skin coloring is to try on several different shades to see which one looks the most flattering and natural. The following information is meant to give you a place to start. These lipsticks are all excellent choices and have been given Allure Magazine’s Best of Beauty award.

Pale Skin Tone: The most flattering look for women with pale skin tones is to keep it natural. Adding just the right touch of color to your lips helps to balance and enhance your all-over look and help to keep your face from looking washed out. Your best color choices for looking natural are the beige tones and nudes. You can also try light pinks or light corals. Try Cle de Peau Beaute Lipstick in “13” . This lipstick has a soft rosy tone. Or give Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pure Shine Sheer Lipstick SPF 15 in “Natural Pink” a try. This pink is said to warm up your face.

Medium Skin Tone: Try sheer berry or spicy browns or even brown-based mauves. Some good choices would be: M.A.C. Lustre Lipstick in Fresh Brew. A great red that looks good on everyone is Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Lipstick in “RD 165”. Besides its fabulous color it also is very hydrating.

Darker Skin Tone: You have lots of choices. Anywhere from reds and oranges to plums, browns or even pastels.

The darker your skin color is the darker your lip color can be. Some fabulous lipsticks for you to try are:. Chanel Rouge Hydrabase Crème Lipstick “Vamp” . Another choice could be a sheer lipstick that leaves a cherry stain on your lips by Three Custom Color Specialists Lipstick in “Ballet Russe”. A great red that looks good on everyone is Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Lipstick in “RD 165” . Besides its fabulous color it is also very hydrating.

Here are some great Revlon Lipsticks that won our CBSG Editor's Choice Award :

In these tough economic times we thought you might appreciate an alternative to department store brands. The following Revlon lipsticks can be found at a drugstore near you...

Pale to Fair Skin Tone :Some great nude lipstick colors from Revlon Lipsticks are: Sparkling Cider and Caramel Glace. Also from the Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick line you will find a great coral called Apricot Fantasy. You may also want to try Revlon’s Super Lustrous Lipstick in Luminous Pink or Twinkled Pink.

Medium Skin Tone: Chocolate Velvet from their Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick.

Also try Satin Plum or Sassy Mauve all from the Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick line. They are loaded with “mega-moisturizers and vitamins C and E for soft, smooth, sexy lips”.

Dark Skin Tone: Try Revlon Renewist Lipcolor in brand new shades of Chocolate Satisfaction, Cherry Desirable or Red Reinvented. This new lipstick from Revlon is packed with moisturizers to keep your lips smooth and kissable all day!

Fun Fact: During her lifetime the average woman will use four to nine pounds of lipstick and lip gloss.

There are hundreds, perhaps thousands of lipstick color choices out there for you to try on to find the perfect one for you. Good luck!

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