Lipstick makes it so easy to change looks, look everyday and be on trend all the time. But how do you choose the right lipstick? What do you need to look out for, and which shade is most suitable? Make it easy on yourself. After reading this article, you'll be able to buy lipstick without wasting time or effort.
It is very important that not only grooming, but also decorative cosmetics are of high quality. This is the first and immutable rule. Lipstick quality contains several parameters:
- No harmful ingredients in the formulation.
- Convenient and easy to apply.
With this lipstick, the skin of your lips will always be healthy and the colour will last as long as intended.
How to make the right choice?
There are two ways.
- read the ingredient lists of each lipstick you are interested in, checking to see if any are unwanted;
- test samples - put a little lipstick on your hand, subsequently checking to see if it smudges easily.
The second way is to make it a rule to buy cosmetics from well-known brands (they guarantee quality) and only from a shop with an excellent reputation (they won't sell fakes).
Type of lipstick
Matte or satin lipstick? Classic stack or liquid? Gloss, tint or pigmented lip oil?
It's a matter of taste, the main thing is to decide which look the coverage is for. Casual make-up is one thing, but it's quite another for a club party. Although if you are an opera prima, there may be exceptions.
Usually, casual business looks are more concise and more muted. Very bright, saturated colour and glitter lipstick at work is considered bad form. For everyday wear, translucent and semitransparent shades, a light gloss or lipstick are best. But evening make-up can be as bright as you like: shimmering or metallic glitter, lollipop gloss, any colour, including non-trivial ones, and of course, the queen of make-up - red lipstick.
There are also universal types that are appropriate for all occasions. For example, a pink lipstick in English Rose make-up to create a kissed or, in a less romantic variant, bitten lips effect. In addition to subtle shades of lipstick, lip gloss, lip oil or tint can also be used.
Colours and shades
To find the right shade of lipstick, make-up artists recommend focusing on your skin colour type. There are three main colour types:
- Cold - light-coloured skin that does not tan well, veins on the wrist blue.
- Warm - skin with a darker shade or easily accepts a tan, veins on the wrist are greenish.
- Neutral - your skin colour type is not defined and both warm and cool colours are suitable.
There are recommendations for the shape of the lips. For instance, owners of thin lips should not wear too bright and dark colours, which make the lips visually smaller, while with loose lips, on the contrary, unwanted colours are muted, pastel and lovely, through which the lips spread out and appear even larger.
The one parameter that should not be overlooked when choosing a lipstick is its quality. Everything else is not to be taken too seriously. After all, if you don't try out unusual options, you might miss out on interesting new products and not buy a lipstick that should be a favourite.
Don't be afraid to experiment, buy different kinds and colours of lipsticks and part with the wrong ones easily. Don't forget that sometimes life can be made brighter and better with just a new lipstick.