JENNIFER MCGEEVER, 23, FASHION & FEATURES WRITER AT HERWORLDPLUS.COM
GET DARK AND MOODY
Tom Ford Beauty Lips & Boys Lip Color in Theo, $50.
If your skin has warm undertones (ie with a yellowish or beige tint), like Jennifer’s does, opt for dark, opaque burgundy shades that won’t make you look washed out, like Tom Ford Beauty Lips & Boys Lip Color in Theo. Tip: Cool-toned or blue-based burgundy tones make your teeth appear whiter.
Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Matte Sculpting Lipstick in Volatile, $46.
Like brighter colours? Go for a red-based orange like Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Matte Sculpting Lipstick in Volatile, which flatters warm complexions best and looks softer than a cool-toned one. Too intense for your liking? Apply the colour on the centre of your lips, then blend it out for a sheer finish.
ASHLEY SEOW, 19, FORMER MARKETING INTERN AT HER WORLD
A BOLD FINISH
Nars Audacious Lipstick in Lana, $44.
Most orange hues, intense or sheer, work well with skin with cool undertones (ie with a pink, red or blue tint), like Ashley’s, but a vivid, true orange one, like Nars Audacious Lipstick in Lana, will boost radiance.
KEEP IT SHEER
Laneige Intense Lip Gel in #10 Squeeze Plum, $36.
Dark lipsticks with a more pigmented fi nish tend to look too harsh against skin with cool undertones (and you really don’t want to veer into Halloween makeup territory), so opt for one with a sheer formula, like Laneige Intense Lip Gel in Squeeze Plum.
This story was originally published in the January 2016 issue of Her World magazine.