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How to Choose Your Lipstick Color

Chrissy K on associatedcontent.com offers this advice for choosing the best lipstick color for you:

Choosing the best and most appropriate lipstick shade may not be the easiest thing to do – especially one that will compliment your looks and your lips. While there are many different shades that you can go for to get a different style and look, if you are opting for a neutral shade that will generally compliment your lips on any given day, there are a couple of tips that will help you find the best shade for you.

When choosing a lipstick shade, do not rely on the color sticker on the outside of the box because they cannot accurately depict the shade and color of the lipstick. While they may look like that when they are in the tube, they may not necessarily have the same shade and color when it’s on your lips. Applying the lipstick on your lips for the best way to determine how it will look on you; not everyone is comfortable with applying lipstick on their own lips so the back of your hand is also a good area.

As a general rule, fair skin looks best in pink and coral tones, and deeper mauves and berry tones compliment the medium and darker skin tones. Of course, with different styles and tastes, you may want to switch up the colors, and it can still suit your look. The best colors to choose for lips are nude colors that have a high shine or gloss.

Keep in mind that when you tone the shade of your lips down with a neutral lipstick, you will need to highlight and enhance your eyes. If you do highlight and enhance your lips, do not add a lot of color to your eyes; you only want to draw attention to one of the two. If you draw attention to both features, it draws too much attention to your face. By drawing attention to only one, it will enhance your better features. Decide which feature you believe is the best on you, and enhance it. If you decide to go with your eyes, opt for a neutral color; however, if you decide to go with your eyes, a nice shade is important. Usually if you’re going for a smoky-eye look, it is best to opt for a neutral shade.

Generally, if you pick a color that is one or two shades darker than your natural lip color, it will do just fine. If the color is too light or too dark, it can look terrible, and give you a pasty look. A neutral color that makes your lips pale is best for a night club look when you plan on enhancing your eyes with bold colors or having a smoky look.

Choose an Eyeliner Color

There are several factors to consider when selecting an eyeliner, and color is only one of them. Here are some tips on color from eHow.com’s article, How to Find an Eyeliner Color:Choose an eyeliner that complements your eye color. Browns and plums compliment brown eyes, taupe and deep green compliment green eyes, sandy taupes and deep browns make blue eyes sparkle and if you have hazel eyes, pick the color you’d like to bring out and buy an eyeliner in the same hue or choose black to bring out all of the colors at once.I have dark brown eyes, and the best eyeliner color for me, far and away, is a medium purple color. I get so many compliments when I wear purple eyeliner. I also get a lot of compliments with a medium blue color.

Two to try (for brown eyes, like mine):

NYC Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil in Smoky Plum (above)

What Nail Polish Color are You?

Your Nail Polish Color is Purple
How you’re unique: You are artistic and expressive

Why your style rocks: You pay special attention to color and fabrics

What this color says about you: “I’m creative and know how to take care of myself”

Just for fun today: find out what color nail polish best fits you! Purple is my favorite color, so I was happy with my quiz results. I suppose leopard-print wasn’t a nail polish color option!

Avon Glazewear Lipstick

I have to confess, even though I love make-up, lipstick is one beauty product I have never liked the feel of; they are either too heavy, too slick, too chalky, or just plain weird. I can have 3 lipsticks floating in my purse, but when I open it up to put something on my mouth, 9 times out of 10 I will grab the clear lip balm instead.

Avon’s Glazewear Lipstick is one of their best newer products. I have this lipstick in 2 colors: Pink Kiss and Beach Plum. I won the Pink Kiss tube from Allure magazine, so I like to show it to people and inform them, “I won this” so they know they are in the presence of a high-roller! It’s light pink, subtle, great if you wear black eyeliner and want a gentle color that won’t compete with your eyes.

Beach Plum is my favorite color though, a beautiful shade that looks great with coloring like mine (fair skin, brunette), if I may say so myself. I just checked Avon’s website and don’t see this particular color listed anymore. The kiss of death for any product is when I fall in love with it; so many great products have met their demise and been discontinued the instant I decided I could not live without them!

Avon recently added shopper reviews to their website, a great decision, so click here to see what others have to say about Glazewear Lipstick. I say, try one out while they are sale for $3.99!