We’ve seen plenty of makeup enter and leave the beauty world throughout the years. While some must-have products come and go, the lipstick has consistently remained a universally loved piece of makeup- there’s a reason there’s a national lipstick day! No matter what your style or age, if you have a make-up bag, you can bet there’s lipstick within it. However, despite its solid spot in the beauty world, there’s still some confusion over how to choose a perfect lipstick shade.
To effortlessly pull your look together, a simple swipe of lipstick is often all you need. However, this will only work if the lip colour is suited to you. It should enhance your beauty and make you feel confident. So, to celebrate national lipstick day we’ve created a guide on how to choose the perfect lipstick shade for you.
Best lipstick shades for cool undertones
To choose the perfect lipstick shade for you, you must first know what your undertone is. Take a look at your wrist. If your veins are quite blue, then you have a cool undertone that will suit certain shades of lipstick best.
For a subtle, everyday look, the best lipstick shades for cool undertones are usually ones with cool shades such as soft, rosy pinks. For a look that stands out, try lipstick shades with warm tones such as warm browns and dark berry shades.
Illamasqua’s Sheer Veil Lipstick is a great option for those with a cool undertone who want to add a hint of colour to their look without an overpowering lip. The balmy, oil-infused texture drenches the lip with a sheer coat of bright colour that blends seamlessly with the natural shade of your lips. Try the Illamasqua Sheer Veil Lipstick in the shade Pose or Precious for a subtle look. Pose comes out as a dusty rosé pink, while Precious is a more frosted heather pink shade. For a bolder look, try a pale terracotta shade, such as Seville.