Finding the perfect lipstick for yourself is not as easy as makeup bloggers make it sound on YouTube. You’ll come across different types, shades, textures, shapes, and sizes, making it a confusing and overwhelming decision. So, to help you find the right one, we have put together a list of the most popular types of lipsticks, the best brands, and tips for finding the perfect shade.
Three most popular types of lipsticks
There are over 20 different types of lipsticks, and these three are the most popular ones out of the lot.
These lipsticks are great for people with thinner lips because they are super-shiny and make the lips look plumper. You can always use a gloss along with lipstick to mix and match the colors and get a little bit of shimmer.
Matte shades give a sophisticated and modern look. They are the exact opposite of glossy lipsticks providing absolutely no shimmer or shine. They glide smoothly on the lips and may even protect them if they contain vitamin E, moisturizers, or aloe.
These lipsticks are smooth and less shiny than lip glosses. They provide an even and smooth look and contain more wax which helps protect the lips from drying out. They are more suitable for colder climates as they may break out or melt in the heat.
Top three lipstick brands
The three best, most trusted lipstick brands are as follows.
Founded by the renowned makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury, the brand offers an array of exotic lipsticks. Despite differences in texture and color, every lipstick glides smoothly on the lips and gives a long-lasting and beautiful color.
Chanel has been a trusted brand since the early 1920s. This luxury brand has developed exceptional makeup products, including lipsticks in various shades, from nudes to reds and more.
People all over the world trust Giorgio Armani Beauty for its versatile and beautiful lipsticks. From matte colors to shiny ones, every lipstick glides effortlessly on the lips.
Three tips for finding the perfect lipstick shade
Here are three tips to help you find the perfect lipstick shade.
Understand your skin tone
When it comes to choosing the right lipsticks, the first thing you need to do is determine your skin tone. The most common five skin complexions are fair, light, medium, tan, and deep. This will help you figure out which colors best suit your skin.
Determine your undertone
Understanding your undertone is easier than you could imagine. Look at the veins on your hands. If you have blue or purple veins, you have a cool undertone. If you have green veins, you have a warm undertone. If you can’t figure out what the color of your veins is, you probably have a neutral undertone.
The shape and size of your lips
People with plump lips should avoid using light and glossy colors as it makes their lips look even bigger, whereas people with thinner lips should avoid wearing darker colors as it makes their lips look much smaller. Similarly, the shape of the lip has a lot to do with which color brings out the best in it.