Monday, April 16, 2012

Complement Natural Beauty with Your Lipstick

One of the first tips is to match your lipstick to your hair and your skin tone rather than your clothing. When your lipstick doesn't match your skin tone, it doesn't complement your natural beauty.

Lipstick for Fair Complexions

If you have a fair complexion such as porcelain, ivory or nude, you can wear red wines, caramels, chocolate, beiges, even some pinks. What you want to stay away from is fuchsias, oranges and brown that has yellow pigment in it.

Fair skin looks naturally vibrant in shades of warm pinks and peaches. Try Mary Kay® NouriShine Plus™ Lip Gloss in Pink Luster and Au Naturel and Mary Kay® Creme Lipstick in Sweet Nectar.

Lipstick for Medium Skin Tones

If you have more of a medium tone to your skin, a beige or a sand, the best things to wear are very warm reds such as rust, you can wear pinks, some peaches, some corals, some fuchsias, caramels like a café latte. What you want to stay away from is lighter shades of brown.

Medium and beige skin looks naturally glowing in shades of corals and light berries. Try Mary Kay® NouriShine Plus™ Lip Gloss in Fancy Nancy and Berry Tart and Mary Kay® Creme Lipstick in Whipped Berries.
Lipstick for Olive Skin

If you have more of an olive to darker skin tone you can wear a wide range of browns. Of course you can do a red that has a little purple in it, so more of a raspberry. Some plums, mahogany. You can also do some caramels. What you want to generally avoid is oranges.

Lipstick for Dark Skin Tones

If you have darker skin, you can wear a tone such as a dusty pink, peaches and corals, also some caramels. And then you have a wide range of reds. The darker your skin, the darker the red can go. You can to do a mahogany, a maroon, a deep chocolate and a deep red. Colors you want to avoid are reds that have blue specks in it or any color that is too orangey.

Bronze and ebony skin looks naturally rich in shades of golden chocolates and deep reds. Try Mary Kay® NouriShine Plus™ Lip Gloss in Rich Spice and Red PassionMary Kay® Creme Lipstick in Downtown Brown

I know there are a lot of varying different skin tones and about a million shades of lipstick so following these guidelines and picking up a few different shades, before you pick up the perfect shade for you. With my skin tone, I'm using lipstick with a little bit of plum.

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