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Lip service explore the perfect lipstick shades for every skin tone


Red-LipsticksHere’s a makeup truth: A swipe of vibrant lipstick has real energizing powers. Not only does the right colour make you look healthy and lit-up in seconds, it will also put you in a happy mood, say beauty experts.

Why don’t you go bold with just the right colour, à la these gorgeous celebs and models.

. If you have fair skin
Cool-toned shades like magenta and ruby red are incredibly flattering against your pinkish complexion, and they won’t overwhelm you, says makeup artist Troy Surratt.

. If you have light skin
“Skip warm colours, which can wash you out.” Go for a blue-based tangerine or pinky red, both of which help your skin look nice and rosy.

. If you have olive skin
Try to gravitate toward sunset hues like fiery orange and vibrant coral. “These work with your skin’s natural warmth to highlight your pretty golden tones,” says Surratt.

. If you have light brown skin
Don’t shy away from violet lipstick. “Complexions like Jennifer Hudson’s are slightly yellow, so a bold, bluish purple contrasts them beautifully,” explains Surratt. The same goes for a rich poppy red shade.

. If you have dark skin
You’ll look fantastic wearing just about any vivid, saturated colour in the rainbow. But if you prefer a more classic look, candy apple reds and deep fuchsias are just lovely on you.


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