Has it ever happened to you that you have been hunting for your favourite lipstick online, desperate to add it to your shopping list, and you find it? “Yes, yes, YES!”- with this word repeating in your head, you don’t find yourself less than those invincible superheroes we read about. So what if they have a laser beam in their eyes, you will be sporting a lipstick so elegant that it will slay everyone in a 100-mile radius. But only if it was that easy to find the most flattering shade of lipstick online that looks practically custom-made for you.
We would be grossly understating the number of lipstick shades out there if we say it is easy to find ‘the one’. In fact, it often seems like an impossible task – the endless options you try on, the shades you liked on others but didn’t suit you, etc., etc. – the list is endless. But what if we tell you that there is a key to solving this dilemma?
And the answer is… figure out your skin’s undertone, peeps!
Of course, the complexion of your skin plays a huge role in deciding what lip colour you look for as the lipstick shades for medium skin tone is going to be vastly different from that for fair skin tones. But another factor that you have to take into consideration is your skin’s undertone, as this is what will decide the perfect colour to illuminate your complexion.
Time to figure out your undertone
So, there are three categories of undertones, which are: warm, cool, and neutral. There are a few super easy ways to figure it out:
•You have cool undertones, if-
The veins on your wrist appear bluish when you hold up your hand and look closely. Also, if you find that silver jewellery complements your skin more than golden jewellery and you tend to burn before you tan, then your undertone is definitely cool.
•Warm undertone is your answer, if-
The veins in your wrist look green, you tan fairly easily, or there is not a piece of gold jewellery on Earth which won’t suit you.
All hail to the Queen of all coloursif your veins have a bluish-green hue to them or both gold and silver jewellery compliment you. You’re blessed with the coveted neutral undertone that has the superpower to look good in any lip colour.
So, now that we have deduced your undertone, it is time to combine your skin tone to your undertone and figure out the most flattering lipstick according to it:
•If you have fair skin with cool undertones
Going for dark and powerful colours will make your fair and cool complexion look washed out. So, the best idea would be to go for soft rosy pink shades or light mauve with blue undertones and if you prefer a bolder lipstick shade, then baked orange or coral are the best options.
•If you have medium skin with cool undertones
You can so rock that nude lipstick shadethat you have been eyeing for a while! Shades like a dusty rose and blue-hued reds are perfect lipsticks shades for medium skin tone as well.
•If you have dark skin with cool undertones
Ladies, you can pull off so many different shades! But our favourite is a plum colour with blue undertones, which will contrast against your skin tone perfectly.
•If you have fair skin with warm undertones
Follow in the footsteps of Emma Roberts and opt for a warmer peachy-pink or a salmon hue. You can also go for a bold, orange-red lip for a more dramatic look, which will compliment your complexion.
•If you have medium skin with warm undertones
To be the diva you plan to be, your best bet would be to go for a deep rose or wine lipstick. These colours bring more warmth to your skin and make your eye colour pop. Amongst other best lipstick shades for a medium skin tone, we would pick a pinkish nude with a bit of blue undertone to achieve a more natural lip colour look.
•If you have dark skin with warm undertones
Cabernet wine and warm Merlot are two luscious colours which are guaranteed to add to your already regal complexion.
•If you have olive skin with warm undertones
For all the olive-skinned beauties out there blessed with a warm undertone, you can opt for a shade like deep red, warmorangey-nude, or berry for a radiant goddess-like look.
But at the end of the day, you have to remember that your lip colour is your choice- even if your choice doesn’t exactly follow the ‘guidelines’. So, if you are hunting for ‘the’ lipstick online, whether you are a going-by-the-rules fella or a rule-breaker, Nindy Kaur Cosmetics has the perfect shade for you! Check out our website for more.