FashionTime For Some Rouge: Must-Have Lipstick Shades

A statement lipstick looks great with every mood and outfit, which is why they become your favourite vanity essential. If you’re having a dull day and want to brighten it up, all you need is a dash of the right colour! Your makeup kit is never fully stocked until you have all your favourite lipstick shades, from sexy reds to peachy pinks and everyday nudes, there’s something for everyone. Finding the right lipstick shade will go a long way in helping you find the right match for your skin tone and undertones.

How to pick the right lipstick shade

Are you wondering how to pick the perfect shade of lip colour so that it gives your lips a plump and naturally highlighting effect? We’ve got some answers!

Determine your skin tone

If you have a warm skin tone, then you will want to look for options like orange-based reds because they bring out these tones on your skin to give you a healthy-looking glow. If you have cooler undertones in your skin, reds with a blue base can create a flattering effect. You can also choose deep red shades if you have darker skin tones. 

Wondering how to tell if you have warm or cool skin tones? One tip is to check the veins on your wrist and if they’re green you’ve probably got warm tones, but if they’re blue then you’ve got cool tones. If they’re somewhere in between, then you could have a neutral tone which means it’s safe to assume that most lipstick shades will suit you.

Choose a shade

Ideally, if you’re looking for everyday lipstick, you would want to choose a shade that is one to two shades darker than your natural lip colour. Another tip is to apply the lipstick only to your lower lip to see how close the shade is to your natural colour. Contrast that with the colour of your upper lip and if the shades are noticeably different, you should keep looking until you find a more similar match.

What to consider before buying a lipstick

Type of Lipsticks

When you’re considering buying a new lipstick, it is important to consider what type of lipstick you want whether that’s a cream lipstick, a matte touch lipstick, or even lipsticks with a frost finish shimmer. Soft-touch lipsticks are great for moisturizing your lips, but may not last as long. If you want your lipstick to last longer, consider a matte one that is usually dark in colour and gives you a natural look while also making your lips appear thinner. Frosty lipsticks, on the other hand, reflect light and make your lips sparkle and glisten and appear poutier.

Stay clear of transferable lipsticks

Lipsticks that claim to be non-transferable are prone to drying out the lips. So, to avoid chapping and drying of the lips, avoid non-transferable lipsticks. If you want a non-transferable lipstick, look for other features such as whether it has hydrating properties or not. A good lipstick, on the other hand, should moisturize and protect your lips. As a result, it is advised to avoid non-transferable lipsticks.


When you’re shopping for your favourite lipstick, you will definitely want to check out the ingredients that go into your product. You’re likely to wear lipstick for up to 12 hours a day, which means that you cannot really afford to have harmful ingredients to may cause allergies or dry out your sensitive skin. Stay away from parabens, phthalates, and the such because you want soft and supple lips!

So gear up ladies, and dab on your favourite lippies without having to worry about a thing! Remember to keep experimenting to find your best fit and always consider your lipstick texture, shade, and wear-time when you’re trying something new.

Heidi Thomas

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Heidi is here for all the “write reasons” If she’s not reading a book or drinking coffee, then she’s on the hunt for a good pun!