Lipstick is one of the most uncomplicated forms of make-up. You’ve seen your mum, your grandmother, your sister and your friends use it in all shades and textures. FACT: lipstick sales tend to rise during economic downturns, why? It is the cheapest way to completely transform your look and dress up any old outfit.
With summer approaching, a bright coloured lippy is enough to alter any of your winter basics into a summery piece. It’s all in the lips.
When choosing a lipstick, it’s important to keep in mind colours that you like. It must be a colour that you actually want to and will wear; otherwise it’ll sit in your make-up bag. Once you’ve chosen a colour, consider your skin tone. Not all shades will suit everyone, as colours tend to clash and cooperate depending on your undertones. Brightly coloured lipsticks tend to look best with evenly coloured skin. If you are naturally lightly tanned, bright colours will look wonderful against your even tones; try Fuchsias, oranges and reds. If you have a tinge of redness to your skin, coral and golden brown lips will compliment your skin tone whereas European complexions work well with pastels.
You can always play it safe with neutral colours, as they will go with the majority of skin tones and work well with your wardrobe. From soft peachy colours to poppy reds, they’ll brighten any outfit without overdoing your look.