Finding the perfect lipstick color is a real dilemma! When its color is harmonious with the face the effect is wow, when it is not it is immediately noticeable and it is like coffee with salt, you can’t really drink it! Choosing the most harmonious lipstick colors based on your chromatic season is child’s play if you know the principles of color change.
If there is one element that clashes, making itself immediately noticed when it is not in harmony with the natural colors of the face, it is the lipstick! Eyes and lips are the two main focuses and when covered with disharmonious colors they make the beauty look subdued. There are some simple guidelines to follow to choose the perfect shades for yourself and here we explain which ones!
Armocromia: how to understand the color of lipstick from the skin undertone
The first element to consider when choosing the lipstick color right is the undertone of the skin: is it hot or cold? You can find out by taking the undertone and iris test. Warm undertones with neutral or yellowish overtones prefer equally warm shades of lipstick: from nude to brick through pink and red will be lipsticks with shades tending to orange and brown, such as nude flesh, peach pink and salmon, terracotta, coral red and tomato, brick red and Burgundy. Cold undertones instead with neutral or pinkish overtones prefer cold shades of lipstick: from antique pink to cherry red through fuchsia, they will be lipsticks with shades containing more blue: candy pink, shocking pink, fuchsia, cyclamen, raspberry red and cherry , purplish burgundy. And if you know your color season it will be very easy to choose the perfect shades because each one has specific shades that harmonize very well with the natural colors of the face, let’s see them one by one!
Lipstick colors for spring women
The spring woman has warm undertones and a neutral or yellowish overtone, very light, sometimes with freckles. It is characterized by a very bright and brilliant image, so it should opt for equally bright shades, with a satin or glossy finish, and avoid dark ones with a matte finish.
If its dominant is being clear (natural blonde with light eyes) the ideal colors of lipstick are nude flesh and peach pink or salmon.
If its dominant is being hot (natural red with light eyes) the ideal lipstick colors are nude, pink and coral red.
Deborah Ann Woll belongs to the hot spring season and wears a coral red lipstick in line with her warm complexion and red hair
If its dominant is being brilliant (brown hair in contrast with golden skin and blue or green jewel eyes) the ideal colors are nude flesh and bright red, but fuchsia and cyclamen can also work.
Adriana Lima belongs to the bright spring season and wears a bright red lipstick in line with the brilliance of her image
C.lipstick colors for summer women
The summer woman has cold undertones and neutral or pinkish overtones, very light. A soft and bright image distinguishes it, so it should opt for equally soft shades (satin, matte or glossy finishes all work) and avoid those that are too dark, unless the strong contrast is desired and well studied!
If its dominant is being clear (natural blonde with light eyes) the ideal colors of lipstick are candy pink and antique pink; if, on the other hand, he wants to dare more intense colors in contrast, fuchsia and raspberry in the matte version are good.
Lucy Boynton belongs to the light summer season and wears a nude pink shimmer lipstick that respects her delicacy and gives her light
If its dominant is being soft (light brown or dark blond with green or hazel eyes) the ideal colors of lipstick are antique nude and antique pink; if, on the other hand, he wants to dare more intense contrasting colors, he can try a purplish pink with a matte finish.
Chloe Grace Moretz belongs to the soft summer season and wears an antique pink nude lipstick that respects her soft being
If its dominant is being cold (ash brown hair in contrast with very light skin and blue or green jewel eyes) the ideal colors are baby pink and antique pink, but it can also support shocking pink, fuchsia and raspberry and cherry red, being the “cold” that version of a more intense and contrasted summer woman because of the brown hair. Both the matte finish and the satin or glossy finish work.
Bianca Balti belongs to the cold summer season and wears a perfect fuchsia lipstick to enhance her ice blue eyes
Lipstick colors for autumn women
The autumn woman has warm undertones and neutral or yellowish overtones, from very light to amber. A darker and more opaque image distinguishes her than the light and bright one of the spring woman, so she should opt for warm shades with a satin or matte finish, and avoid those that are too bright and glossy that turn blue.
If its dominant is being soft (natural blonde or light brown with light or hazel eyes) the ideal colors of lipstick are nude flesh and terracotta; if, on the other hand, he wants to dare more intense colors to create a little contrast, brick red or burgundy.
Olivia Palermo belongs to the soft autumn season and wears a nude nude lipstick that respects her warm complexion
If its dominant is being hot (natural red with green or brown eyes) the ideal lipstick colors are nude flesh, terracotta and coral red.
Madelaine Petsch belongs to the warm fall season and wears a matte terracotta lipstick in keeping with her fall image
If its dominant is being dark (dark brown hair, dark eyes and amber skin) the ideal colors are nude flesh and terracotta. Very dark shades such as deep burgundy or brown work chromatically but be careful as they could weigh down the face.
Jessica Alba belongs to the dark autumn season and wears a nude matte lipstick that respects her warm complexion and does not weigh down her face
Lipstick colors for winter women
The winter woman has cold undertones and neutral or pinkish overtones, from very light to olive. A darker and brighter image distinguishes her than the light and soft one of the summer woman, so she should opt for cold shades (satin, glossy or matte finish all work), and avoid the light and warm ones that “turn her off”.
If its dominant is being cold (light to medium brown with green or brown eyes) the ideal lipstick colors are pink nude, fuchsia and raspberry red, then distinctly cold blue-based shades.
Anne Hathaway belongs to the cold winter season and wears a matte raspberry lipstick perfect for her cold complexion
If its dominant is being brilliant (intense brunette with blue or green jewel eyes) the ideal lipstick colors are pink nude, shocking pink, strawberry red and cyclamen.
Sophie Ellis-Bextor belongs to the bright winter season and wears a bright pink lipstick perfect to “light up” her jeweled eyes!
If its dominant is being dark (dark brown hair and dark eyes) the ideal colors are pink nude, cherry red and purplish burgundy, better in a satin or matte version than a glossy one, so as not to weigh down the image.
Gal Gadot belongs to the dark winter season and wears an intense burgundy lipstick that enhances her dark and magnetic being
How to combine lipstick and nail polish
Face and hands interact a lot with each other so it is good to make sure that this interaction is chromatically pleasing to the eye. The first rule to match nail polish to lipstick well is the color temperature: if you wear a warm color of lipstick it is good to combine an equally warm color of nail polish and the same goes for the cold version. The second element to consider is the brilliance of the color: combining a vibrant and bright lipstick color with a desaturated and opaque nail polish does not work and vice versa. Light lipstick and intense nail polish (and vice versa), as long as they are the same temperature, work well. The advice is to always combine lipstick and nail polish to check their chromatic interaction before wearing them.