Choosing Lipstick Color Tips

Choosing a Lipstick Color and Help with Lipstick Application


Dark Skin Tones

  1. Plums, wines and deep reds and reds with a blue undertone.
  2. Mahogany Almost any shade of brown color such as light browns to a rich, dark, coffee brown suits black skin tone.
  3. Pinks like medium and soft sheer pinks, pink in glosses and sheers with a touch of beige.
  4. Berries and deep roses.
  5. Be careful of these colors: Avoid orange and pink reds on this skin tone.


  1. Prevent lipstick from seeping into cracks by coating the mouth with lip balm, letting it sit for five full minutes, then blotting the excess with a tissue before applying color.
  2. To keep lipstick from bleeding, dip a cotton swab in translucent powder and roll it just outside the lip line before putting on any color.
  3. Consider using a lip brush when filling in the mouth .
  4. Line the lips using lip liner, keeping to the natural lip line. Consider lining lips with a neutral pencil, even if the lip color over that is a bright shade. This way the finished mouth looks more natural and if the color fades.
  5. Proceed to fill in the entire mouth with the lip liner pencil. This will also help the lipstick color last longer. Use the side of the pencil, not the point, for filling in the rest of the mouth.
  6. Use a lip brush and fill in the entire mouth up to the same edge as the lip pencil.
  7. Blot with a tissue. You can optionally put powder over the top of the first coat of lipstick to help it last longer.
  8. Reapply lip stick with the lip brush and blot again.
  9. You can alternatively try staining the lipstick onto your lips: apply three coats of a deep shade, leaving it on for a few minutes, and blotting it with a tissue so only the pigment remains.
  10. To take off long-lasting lipstick, cover the mouth with Vaseline and wait a minute before wiping it off. Waterproof eye-makeup remover works quickly, too.

Choosing Lipstick Color Tips