The perfect shade of lipstick puts the finishing touch on any look and every outfit. Whether you are aiming to enhance your natural self or go all out glam, defining your lips with the correct colour and a hint of shine is sure to polish off your look. Here are some top tips on how to select the perfect shade for your personal complexion.
1. Identify Your Undertone
First things first – everyone’s skin has a yellow or pink undertone. For instance, Taylor Swift identifies as someone who has a pink undertone, whereas Jessica Alba has a more of an olive-yellow undertones.
2. Get Familiar with Shades that Work Well with Your Undertone
When selecting lipstick shades, avoid ones which are similar to your own undertone. If you have yellow undertones, stick to the warmer and if you have pink undertones, consider lipsticks that have a slight blue undertone to them.
3. Pick Based on Your Skin Tone
Also keep in mind if your skin tone is fair, medium or dark.
Fair Skin Tones:
The majority of fair-skinned people have pink undertones to their skin. The great thing about fair skin is that bold reds and darker shades make a real statement. If you’ve got a fairer complexion, go for blue-based coloured lipsticks to complement your pink undertones. A bright berry hue like You by Sia’s Sassy Sia is a great option as it channels a blue tone. If you are looking for something a little more icy and pink, check out Subtle Simone.
Medium Skin Tones:
If you have an olive skin tone, you should go for colours that have a warmer base. You may find most nudes, oranges, corals and reds suit your skin. You may want to stick with pink-based reds to complement your golden undertones, and we recommend Juicy Joelle or corals like Awesome Alison.
Darker Skin Tones:
Deeper reds, plums and berries look best on people with darker skin tones. These deeper shades are more flattering than pale nudes or pinks. The benefit of a darker skin tone is that bright shades pop against darker skin, so you can go in different directions – like violets such as Sultry Sammy and reds like Kickass Katie.
Check out the new range of You By Sia lipsticks online or at one of our four clinics. You By Sia’s rich and creamy Mineral Lipsticks come with a complimentary gloss pot, combining luxurious oils with high definition pigments to hydrate lips with a splash of colour. You By Sia skin clinics can be found in Sydney CBD, Bondi Junction, St.Ives and Castle Hill.