Choosing the best lip colors for your skintone

September 12, 2017

Seed Satin Lip Gloss  with Abyssinian Oil comes in several hues ranging from clear to sheer to bold. If you're used to wearing color on your lips, your eyes just may pull you right toward certain shades. To others, though, color selection can be daunting. We are here to help you choose the best color for your lips.

The rules? There are no rules.

I'd like to clear a couple of things up, though. First of all, this is 2017 and there really are NO RULES when it comes to beauty. If you are 50 and want blue hair and your employer hasn't made a rule against it, then you are more than free to go for it. Please do not feel like you MUST adhere to the "color rules."

When I was starting out as a makeup artist 22 years ago (Of course that MUST mean I was only 9 when I started --  wink, wink), there were still definitive rules. If you were cool and fair you could never recommend warm shades. Just like the no white before Memorial Day rule, makeup rules are pretty much passe. 

I want to tell you that if you see a color that strikes your fancy in our lip gloss line -- or ANY makeup line -- go right ahead and rock that color, my dear!

That said, I know so many of you are just now exiting your comfort zones and trying out some real colors for the first time. That is why I am here sharing some of my basic guidelines for you in order to help take some of the guesswork out of it.

 

If you’re fair, you can do soft or striking.

Those will fair skin typically have blue undertones. Think Taylor Swift or Emma Stone. For these fair skinned mavens, experts recommend looking for a bright fuchsia or rich wine shade if you want to really be adventurous.

Celebrity makeup artist Troy Surratt says that a bright fuchsia is a great choice for fair complexions because "It has the perfect mix of pink and blue tones to perk up pale skin without looking jarring against it." Afraid to be bold? No problem! If you’re fair, you are the ideal candidate for bubblegum pink. Not many women can actually pull this off, but you can.

Try: Raspberry Cream Cassis or Strawberry Margarita. Bordeaux-Re-Me would be lovely too!

The best fuchsia and magenta lip gloss is Seed Abyssinian Lip Gloss

Attention Please is another MUST for those with fair skin looking for a shade to make their eyes pop. Here I am wearing my most favorite shade, Attention Please:

Attention Please blue based magenta fuchsia lip gloss

Olive skin tones work well with warmer hues.

Those with medium and olive complexions really pull off corals or warm reds & wines with ease.  An orange or coral base will complement your warm skin tone. Avoid blue bases, which tend not to work in harmony with the warmth of an olive complexion.

Try: Bellini in Venice or Sunset Sangria. For a lovely wine that works well with a warmer skin tone, you may enjoy Pinot.

Darker skin tones need a richer hue.

If you have a deep complexion a la Halle Berry or Kerry Washington, your perfect shade of pink is going to be one with a strong blue or purple base. Think magenta, rich berries, and purple. For reds, you will do best with a bolder blue-based red.

Try: Purple Purple Please and Warm Red

What About the Other Shades?

Seed golden nude lip gloss for fall makeup tips and trends

 

Let's talk about Nude -- this is really versatile, ladies! While it is a golden nude hue, which is really good for nearly EVERY skin tone under the sun, it has "special powers" in my book. Trust me. This gloss looks good layered over other shades, from corals to berries to reds -- it has a golden shimmer and can transform other colors into something really multi-faceted and unique! Check out this shade in this makeup vlog.

 Seed Warm Red Lip Gloss is a bold choice for fall beauty

Our Warm Red is just that. While it is a warmer red, it has enough neutral in it to make it a shade that ANYONE can wear. While most reds pull a bit too cool or too warm, this is one of those shades that you just know is going to add some glam to your makeup bag. Whether you are a fair skinned blonde or have gorgeous deeper skin and raven hair, this is that perfect red for all of you! 

The best YLBB lip gloss is Seed Peach Sunrise

 Peach Sunrise is our newest shade and it looks amazing on EVERYONE. Trust us; this one is a keeper and will be in your rotation of lippies you reach for day in and day out. If you are active in the makeup community, you know what it means to find the ideal YLBB shade -- in other words, Your Lips But Better. This is that shade!

Here I am in this color:

beauty bloggers favorite ylbb lip gloss is seed peach sunrise

For more information on the our Abyssinian Oil infused Seed Satin Lip Gloss, visit our website.

 





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Linda Thompson
Linda Thompson

June 09, 2016

Love the information thank you.

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