Finding the Perfect Shade of Lipstick

The most flattering lip tones will be one or two shades darker than your natural lip color, according to makeup artist Bobbi Brown.  To test shades, apply lipstick or gloss to one lip. If that color is just a shade or two deeper than your bare lip, then you’ve found your shade. While picking the right shade is as easy as going a couple shades darker than your natural lip color, we can delve just a wee bit deeper in the science of shades and skin tone. 

WOMEN WITH FAIR SKIN look great in lipstick shades such as nudes in a slightly apricot shade, pinks and light corals. Stay away from browns, which will appear blah.

THOSE WITH MEDIUM, SKIN TONE can go a bit darker. You’ll look great in roses, mauves and berries. Skip the bright reds and consider a deep burgundy instead. 

Deep plum, chocolate or red is fabulous with DARK OR BLACK SKIN. According to the editors of Allure’s “Confessions of a Beauty Editor,” women with dark skin “can go in one of two directions: toward brown or purple. Think caramel or walnut for day, and plum or wine for evening.”

Now that you know the colors to use, why not try the new Totally Kissable Lipstick from Avon. It comes in 10 shades and offers full-coverage conditioning color infused with fruit enzymes and a blend of natural oils for lips that are visibly fuller, softer and smoother. Here is the shade selector.

DEAL ALERT! Get a full-size Totally Kissable Lipstick for only .99 cents with every $10 purchase. Shop now at This is good for Campaign 4 only! Regular price is $8.00. You can also get FREE SHIPPING when you enter the code NOSHADOW at checkout – code good until 2/2.

Thanks for reading and all the best to you!


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