Sunday, 31 July 2011

How to Choose Lipstick
Every woman knows how important the lipstick is. I cannot even imagine what we would use if the lipstick hadn’t been invented.

Choosing the lipstick is often a complicated thing. The color palette of the lipstick is so rich now, no wonder why some women make mistake when doing that. Besides, the actual color of the lipstick can be a bit different from what you have on the lips in the result. Moreover, the color of the lipstick should be related to your skin type.

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Lots of women are confused in determining the right lip color for their use. But you do not confused, it is important that we understand how these lipsticks will be able to complete your appearance. In choosing a lip color that suits us, preferably Match with skin color, eye color and hair color. Here is a guide to determine the exact color of lipstick that will make you look good :

  • Composition and expiry date of the lipstick
Any lipstick contains wax, moisturizing oils, coloring and softening substances. These are the ingredients you should pay attention to when trying to determine the quality of the lipstick. Wax makes the lipstick soft and easy to apply. Beeswax and Brazilian palm tree wax are most often used in production of make up products.
The oils most commonly included into the composition of the lipstick are the following: castor oil, mineral oil, olive oil and coconut oil, as well as lanolin and Vaseline. Castor oil is a necessary component in the lipstick composition as it is the one that adds shining to the color.

Many producers use Aloe Vera, amino acids, collagen, vitamin E, moisturizing and sun protective ingredients which make lips soft, good-looking and protect them from the bad impact of the environment.

When choosing the lipstick pay attention to the care it can provide your lips with. High amount of wax and oils will make your lips smooth and soft while the increased number of vitamin A and C will protect the lips from negative influence of the weather and environment factors.
Sun rays are harmful for the mucous tunic of the lips. To protect the lips world producers of the lipstick add UV filters into the composition.

Expiry date is specified by the producer. So, when choosing the lipstick see the expiry date. The lipstick that has been kept in bad conditions or has spoilt already has a poignant smell, becomes too liquid or too dry.
  • Notice the lipstick on skin color
Put a little lipstick on your wrist to get the actual display. In general, people with light skin looks good when wearing red lipstick plum color, medium brown, pink beige, mocha browns, and shimmery pink. While the brown-skinned people, suitable to use lipstick shades of dark blue, warm browns, deep caramels, creamy coffees, and deep pinks.
Fitting olive skin wearing lipstick color brownish reds, plums, dark berries, Auburn, Mahogany, and chocolate. While the colors blue-based reds, deep plums, wine, mahogany, brown variety of shades, sheer pinks, and berries, perfect for owners of brown and black leather.
  1.  Cool Skin Tones: If your skin is a cool tone, be sure to look for reds with pink undertones. Many reds come in shades of Berry, Blackberry, Brick or Plum, which are ideal for cool toned ladies. Red with blue undertones are also known to have a visually whitening effect on your teeth, which is always a plus.
  2. Warm Skin Tones: If your skin is a warm tone, look for reds with yellow undertones. Many times you’ll find flattering red lipsticks in orange shades, warm shades, tomato red shades, brown based shades, golden shades or tawny shades.

  • Properties of the lipstick
What is the ideal lipstick like? Well, it should keep the color, moisturize and protect the tender lip skin. Besides, it shouldn’t be too dry or go off too soon. It can’t run or leave spots on the lips after you have removed it.

Based on different properties the lipstick can come in three main kinds: lasting, matte and glossy. Lasting lipstick stays visible and bright for a long time due to the fact wax and some water-proof substances are included into its composition. Lasting lipstick should be applied on dry lips. It takes a minute for a lipstick to fix on the lips. After that, you can enjoy your lips being colored for about eleven hours. However, if you have opted for a lasting lipstick avoid eating any fatty products as they can remove your lipstick easily.

Matte lipstick contains a lot of powder and wax. The color is deep and mysterious. It looks great on full lips but is to be avoided for thin lips.

If you wish to create the illusion of fuller lips try a glossy lipstick. It is applied easily, moisturizes well and makes the skin smooth.

  • Note the eye color
Brown eye color best matches your lipstick red, brown, and pink. Blue eyes match the color pink and beige. Green eyes fit with the lipstick color orange, red, or brown. Meanwhile, brown eyes look great bright colors and bold lipstick.
  • Note the hair color
Blonde hair can try lipstick pink, plum, red soft corals, mauve, and reddish brown. Brunettes can choose a warm color lipstick reds, pink, lilac, beige, and brown-pink. Red hair glossy lipstick to try shimmery bronzes, coppers, browns or orange, sheer colors, beige, and brownish red.
While the dark-haired woman can choose a bold color lipstick, such as raspberry red, various shades of red, geranium, coral, fuchsia, vivid roses, berry, burgundy, and plum. And, gray-haired woman or a white, fitted with a warm color lipstick.
  • Choose a color as needed
Matching bright red lipstick if you want to go to nightclubs, but not when you work in companies that tend to be conservative, because it would be more fitting with the pink beige. Bright colors can be applied at night, while during the day, just soft enough. And, if you wear make-up eyes that “heavy”, apply lipstick only mild.

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