Lips, Lipstick

Choose the Correct Lipstick for your Skin Tone

How to choose the right lipstick shade at Bella Reina Spa

How to Choose the Right Lipstick Shade

It is very important to choose the correct lipstick for your skin tone.  Even at spas and cosmetics counters, if you don’t understand the skin tone, you will not find the right shade.  Some people think that they can not wear a certain color, but that’s not true.  You can wear any color you would like (maybe not green), but it just has to have the right tone.

Every skin tone has either a blue or yellow undertone.  To determine which you are, it’s best to turn your arm over and look at your wrist.  Is the vein on your wrist, blue or is it green?

  • If the vein on your wrist is really blue, you have skin that has blue undertones.
  • If the vein on your wrist is really green, you have skin that has yellow undertones.

Next, you have to look at the colors that you wish to shop for.  You can have two red colors, but 1 red can have a blue undertone, and the other can have a yellow undertone. Obviously you want to choose the one that matches your skin tone.  Why?  Because it complements your skin undertone.

To test this, find a blue-red lipstick and a yellow-red lipstick.  Apply both to your hand or wrist.  Which one looks better?  Which one looks terrible?  It should be very clear to your which one looks better, but if you’re not sure, ask one of our spa consultants, or a friend.  Also, if you are shopping for lipsticks or any color cosmetic and you are not sure it looks great on you, it may be the wrong undertone lipstick shade for you.

The tone of the skin determines not only lipstick colors, but any color cosmetics, including eye shadows, blushes, bronzers, eyebrow pencils and all color cosmetics. #bellabeauty

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