As far as lipsticks go, matte formulas are a double-edged sword. Done right, the look is chic and understated, showing off the natural shapeliness of your lips. Done wrong, lips become cracked and uneven, showing off a mouth of dried, tinted flakes.
So obviously you’re going for the former, right?
Having a nice make out session is fun, right? You know what's not fun? When after a hot and heavy kissing romp, all of your lipstick is smudged or has completely come off. Now, I don't necessarily have this problem, but a lot of you ladies out there might. That said, there are some easy solutions to not having a worthwhile kissing session ruin your makeup artistry. Follow these simple tips and that lipstick won't go anywhere.
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How to Choose a Lipstick Color for Everyday Wear
If you normally wear casual clothes such as jeans and a tee, you can opt for a lipstick color that plays primarily off your coloring. Fair skinned blonds look great in a pretty pink or red lipstick depending on blouse color (you don't want to clash); brunettes can go a bit darker with a light plum or even a peach shade; and redheads should concentrate on subtle lipstick in a soft rose or creamy nude.
For ash blondes, the best lipstick shades tend to be rich wine colors. Think merlot, and you’ll be on the right track.
Blondes with the lightest hair color are perfect candidates for bright tones. If you have fair hair and skin, you can get away with a full range of luscious colors ranging from cranberry to mauve to pomegranate.
The best lipstick shades for brunettes who have very dark, almost black hair, pale skin, and blue eyes will be bold. Pink or red is smashing, as is coral. You can opt for matte or high gloss and use a matching or slightly darker lip liner for impact. If you have a bow mouth, definitely show it off; if you have thin lips, try a slightly lighter shade.
1. Choose the right color. A fair-skinned blonde can get away with the palest lip colors like cream and beige, but if you have a more olive-toned complexion, too-pale shades can give you a ghostly look. Mediterranean beauties should select a slightly warmer shade, ideally a hue that falls between their natural skin color and natural lip color. Redheads should take a cue from the paleness of their skin tone and opt for very pale colors; those with auburn locks should choose from a slightly warmer section of the color spectrum.