Being aware of your skin complexion is necessary if you want to wear lipstick or any type of colored makeup for that matter. You can’t just go around wearing anything you want thinking it’s going to work out well. That’s like ordering a chocolate martini at taco night, it just doesn’t mesh! Use this theory ladies if you want your lips to look delicious when you go out on the town and you don’t want to look like a five year old took a crayon to your face!
Here is a simple guide that matches your skin tone to your perfect shades:
Warm colours look best on skins with warm undertones. Asian, some Hispanic, and warm black complexions look fabulous with salmon pink, coral, or golden brown lips.
Cool colours in pastel look more natural on women with skins that have cool undertones: pinkish European complexions, and black skins with red undertones. However, for stunning lips, a bright fuchsia or dark plum shade works best with warm-toned skin and hair.
Neutral colours are the most universal. Indeed, the most flattering lipstick shades for any complexion, pale or dark, will be on the boundary between the cool and warm palettes. Neutral lipstick colours, from soft peachy shades to poppy red, are also easy to wear with outfits in warm or cool shades.(makeupsense)