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How to Pick the Perfect Lipstick

Do you believe lips without lipstick are like cake without frosting? If so, you’re not alone. A whopping 121.98 million women in the U.S., reportedly used lip gloss or lipstick in 2018. With so many different options, the hard part can be choosing the right color. Not to worry! We’ve got some great tips for selecting the perfect shade to make your smile pop!

Get to know yourself

Or at least get to know your skin tone. It’s a must for matching your lip color to your complexion. A good rule of thumb is to find a shade 1 to 2 times deeper than the tone of your skin.

Find a color that loves your skin

Pair your lips with a shade that complements your natural color. If you’re fair to light skinned, look for dusty pinks or coral. Medium skin meshes well with cherry reds and deep skin should go for a burgundy or wine color.

Figure out your formula

A high-gloss lip color goes on easy but wears off fast. A matte lipstick is far more obvious when smears happen. Pick your formula based on how you need it to perform and what the occasion is.

Try it before you buy it

All the tips in the world are no substitute for trying out a shade before you commit. Many makeup counters have samples ready to try. Be sure to remove one color completely before applying another to actually see how it looks.

The only secret weapon you need for lips that pack a beautiful punch – is a smile. But let’s face it, trying out new shades of lip color is half the fun. If you’d like to turn your passion for beauty into something more, a career in cosmetology may be right for you! Continental School of Beauty is helping future beauty professionals with cosmetology program. Continental can help you turn your dream of a cosmetology career into a reality. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule a tour of one of our campus locations today.

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