Lipsticks 101: A Beginner's Guide to Choosing the Best Colours and Textures

Lipsticks 101: A Beginner's Guide to Choosing the Best Colours and Textures

Choosing the right lipstick can be overwhelming. With so many shades and textures available, how do you know which one is the best for you? Don't worry! You don't have to be a makeup artist to pick out the perfect lipstick. We'll walk you through some easy tips and tricks to help you choose the perfect colour and texture for any occasion.

Start with your Skin Tone & Undertones

The first step in finding your perfect lipstick is understanding what works best with your skin tone. If you have fair skin, try lighter colours like pale pinks, apricots, or beiges. Medium skin tones look best in peaches, corals, and rosy pinks. Darker skinned people can pull off bolder shades like deep reds and plums. And if you're not sure what your undertone is (warm, cool or neutral), there are plenty of online guides that can help you figure it out.

Consider Your Lip Texture & Shape

Next up is considering what kind of texture your lips need and what shape they are in order to find the perfect lipstick shade. For fuller lips, go for creams or balms that will add moisture while offering a subtle wash of colour. If your lips are thinner or more lined, opt for a matte formula that won’t emphasize lines or dryness as much as other formulas do. And if your lips tend to be both dry and full at times, try using a lip crayon - this is an all-in-one moisturizing stick that adds definition without looking too heavy on the lips. There are also some lipsticks designed specifically for dry lips with added hydrating ingredients such as shea butter and vitamin E. 

Test Out Different Shades & Textures

Once you’ve narrowed down your choices in terms of shade and texture, it’s time to test them out! Swipe different shades onto the back of your hands so that you can see how they look against your skin before purchasing them. You can also apply swatches directly onto your lips but be sure not to use testers at retail stores if they have already been used by other customers—you don’t want to risk getting any infections! If possible, buy samples or mini sets containing multiple shades so that you can try them at home first without having to commit to buying a full-size tube of each colour.

Finding the right lipstick doesn't have to be complicated! Start by understanding your skin tone & undertones so you know what colours work best on you, then consider what kind of texture & shape will flatter your lips most when wearing certain shades of lipsticks - lastly don’t forget to test them out before making any purchases – this way you can ensure that whatever product you decide on will look perfect every time! With these tips in mind finding the right colour & texture for any occasion should be easier than ever! Happy shopping!

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