"We all know that the right lipstick can transform your look instantly, finding the right shade however, can feel like a minefield," says make-up artist, Maria Knight. "The truth is that all shades are wearable for everyone, it’s the ‘tone’ of your skin and in turn that of your lipstick that determines whether the shade is the right fit for you.
"Knowing the tone of your complexion really is essential information, getting this wrong will significantly affect how flattering the shade is. So you need to identify your skin tone. As a quick guide, warm undertones tend to look good wearing gold, whereas cool undertones are more suited to silver. Those lucky enough to be blessed with a neutral undertone look great either way.
"From here it’s quite simple, if you are warm-toned look for warm lipstick shades with golden, orange, or terracotta undertones. If you are cool toned, look for cool lipstick shades with blue or pink undertones.
"For an everyday look you can also apply this rule: Stay one or two shades up, or down, from your natural lip colour – this trick will always ensure tailor-made perfection. The fairer the skin tone the lighter the shade, the darker the skin tone the darker the shade."
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