Matching Your Lips to Your Face!

As the autumn weather approaches, I’m not only thinking of wardrobe changes, but of the changes I’ll be making to my beauty routine as well. Bold lip colours are a F/W classic, especially paired with those flushed rosy cheeks from the cold! A bold red lip will instantly freshen up your look, and paired with a nude eye – it’s quick and easy.

Drew Barrymore rockin the subtle eye

and fire engine red lips.

Fall Beauty Looks from Elle

When you’re on the hunt for a bold, red lipstick make sure to consider the undertones in your skin. I am definitely guilty of going to the makeup counter, picking out a red that seems truly red – only to put it on and it looks fuschia, brown, orange etc!

Follow these rules to finding your perfect shade of red:

If your skin has pink undertones: Red lipsticks with coral undertones work best.

If your skin has yellow undertones: Red lipsticks with blue undertones work best.

If your skin has olive or dark undertones: Deep burgundy tones will look best, and keep you from looking like a clown!

These are some basic guidelines – but make sure you try a whole bunch of shades – because they aren’t set in stone. It is also about bright vs. dark and picking shades that aren’t too bold/bright for  your face/ eye make up. Just remember – don’t pair a bold eye with a bold lip.  Clown movies and bad 80’s makeup scared us enough as kids – nobody needs to relive “it” (pun certainly intended).

xo K