Choosing the right lipstick can be hard, and while we’re firm believers that everyone can pull off every shade with the right attitude, some colours inevitably suit some complexions more than others. Finding the right lipstick shade for your skin tone can enhance your overall appearance and boost your confidence. Here are some tips to help you choose the perfect lipstick shade:
1. Determine your skin tone: The first step is to determine your skin tone. Generally, skin tones fall into three categories: cool, warm, and neutral. If your skin has pink or red undertones, you have a cool skin tone. If your skin has yellow, peach or golden undertones, you have a warm skin tone. If you have a mix of both, you have a neutral skin tone.
2. Consider your undertone: Once you know your skin tone, consider the undertone of your lips. If your lips have a bluish tint, you have cool undertones. If your lips have a peach or golden tint, you have warm undertones.
3. Choose the right shade:
For cool skin tones, choose shades with blue or purple undertones, such as berry or plum shades. From the Censored Women collection, the best lipstick shades for cool pale skin are Medusa, a deep plum shade that looks great on people with cool undertones, and Honeypot, our iconic red shade that is the perfect red for cool toned skin!
For warm skin tones, choose shades with yellow or orange undertones, such as terracotta or warm red shades. From the Censored Women collection, the best lipsticks for warm toned skin are First Lady, a burnt terracotta colour, and Bad Stepmom, our deep red lipstick that pops on skin with yellow or peach undertones.
If you have a neutral skin tone, you can wear both cool and warm shades as each shade will enhance the mixed undertones in your skin.
Remember, there are no strict rules when it comes to choosing the right lipstick shade. It's all about finding a shade that makes you feel confident and beautiful. The entire Censored Women collection suits women of all skin tones and this guide is not designed to exclude anyone from choosing to wear the lipstick they like the most. Our most popular shade is Eve, a gorgeously soft rose pink lipstick that is universally flattering and made for everyday use! Inspired by the mother of all creation, Eve is carefully carved with intricate designs and motifs that draw upon the snakes and roses in the Garden of Eden, reclaiming the infinite possibilities one woman can be.
What is your favourite lipstick shade? Why? How does it make you feel? Let us know in the comments and see which Censored Women shade suits you best!