The Model Method For Perfect Color
Do you want to know how to choose the best lipstick color? Do you want the perfect shades that works for any makeup look? Have you purchased lipsticks you thought would work for you and then once you opened them up and tried them on you found out they were wrong? If so, you’re not alone. Choosing lip makeup colors doesn’t have to be a chore and you don’t have to waste money on products that don’t work. There’s a simple model method that you can use to get the perfect color every single time.
Color Matching Lipstick
When you see pretty makeup looks done this is the one trick that makeup artists use. They choose a shade that is the same as the model’s own natural skin tone, but it’s just several shades deeper. It’s an easy technique and it works. Try it yourself.
Best Lipstick Matching
Notice how the left side of her lips are natural and the center is several shades darker. It works beautifully.
|1 Start by using a lip exfoliator to smooth your lips. Exfoliating will help you see the natural color of your lips better.
2 Choose a color two to three shades darker than you own natural lip tone.
3 To check if it’s the best lipstick for you, just pop the top off and hold the product up to your own lips.
4 You can see the effect on the model. This works for pale lipstick as well as shades that are pink or plum.
Test this out at home with a few of your favorite products. You probably already have one or two lipsticks that you like. Take one that works for you and hold it up. Now, try one that you are not satisfied with. Do you see the difference in color? Chances are the one that works is the one that’s very near in color to your own pretty pout.
How To Make The Perfect Shade
Now that you know how to choose the best lipstick color, what do you do with the products that aren’t the right shade? If you’re stuck with a makeup kit filled with products that do not work for you there are a few ways to get that perfect makeup look without breaking the bank.
Is the shade way too light?
Do you feel like the color overpowers you?
Does the tone seem too bright?
Mix it with a deeper shade of the color.
Take a little white lipstick and mix it in.
Tone it down by mixing with beige.
The above three techniques are the ones that makeup artists use the most. There’s also a way to make just about any shade work for formal or evening looks. Add bronze or gold on top. It’s instant transformation. Pop a gold lipgloss in your kit to have on hand for those times when you need something a different. It turns winter to summer in just seconds.
The Products Makeup Artists Prefer
Professional makeup artists use palettes to keep their favorite lipsticks in. There are lip palettes that comes with certain shades in them such as pinks, plums or reds.
In addition the palette may have been specially made for light skin tones, medium skin tones or darker skin. The colors in them are designed to specifically for those skin tones to make it easy for the artist. In other words, you can just grab one from your kit and you know it will most likely work.
Of course professional makeup artists are always mixing up their own custom colors and that’s where empty palettes come in. They’re handy because you can take all your favorite products and just nip a little off the top, put in one of the little wells, and mix to your heart’s content.
Here’s a method to turn your favorite shade into gloss:
Knowing how to choose the best lipstick is the first step in getting a perfect makeup look every time. If you can’t find that one perfect shade, mix it up.