That Casual Look
When picking out a look for everyday wear, it can be difficult to find the perfect lip to match. Fair-skinned individuals tend to look better with a shade of pink or red, however, these colors should be avoided when wearing a shirt of a similar hue. As for those with darker complexion and hair, a light purple, mauve or melon will be most flattering.
That Night Out
A night out in the city means no time for makeup mess-ups. It’s time to match more than just your clothes. Eyes are the first thing that most people notice, so what’s a better way to make those eye pop than with a stunning lip? Blue-eyed beauties need to stick to a lip that has an orange or coral base for the best match. Those with green eyes should go for a gloss on the cooler side of the color wheel. Last but not least, the lucky brown-eyed crew — feel free to wear whatever color feels appropriate. As long as the lip complements the complexion, no color is the wrong color.
That Formal Occasion
So what about the occasions that aren’t casual or party attire? Maybe a day in the office or a job interview, per say? Even in situations like this, lipstick isn’t a bad idea – just make sure to pick the right one. If there’s a lot of makeup involved in the look, tone down the lip. If a vibrant lip is preferred, the blush should be muted to a neutral tint. Having both pop will leave a clown-like appearance, which undermines the formality of the occasion. The lip should only be used to accent an aspect of the wardrobe, such as a purse or heels. Finding a balance is the key to a serious yet sassy look.