Try bold colors that you never imagined on yourself and use complimentary colors and hues that contrast your outfit and accessories.


While admiring lipstick colors, a woman cannot help but wonder if that particular shade would look good on them. One must first consider preference and compatibility. As individuals we all have preferences, whether it is favorite color, feel, flavor or smell we admire on others, or something that just appeals to own our personal tastes. All of these elements will help in determining what works for the individual’s likes and needs.

Lipsticks contain emollients, emulsifiers, waxes, oils, butters, silicones and pigments. Each brand formulates their lip products differently by using different variations of the ingredients mentioned above. For example waxes help add stiffness to the formula while emulsifiers soften it. Emollients and silicones aid in the ease of application and oils and butters help impart smoothness and moisture to give the lips that luscious sheen.

The more expensive products will incorporate ingredients that aid in the nourishment of the lips. Amino acids, peptides, aloe vera, botanical extracts, collagen, vitamins and even sun protective agents are the benefits of purchasing and wearing lipstick from high end brands. From the manufacturer’s and brand’s perspective, innovative methods are necessary so that new formulations demonstrate high performance in categories like immediate and long-term transfer resistance as well as aesthetics, feel and improvement of packaging.

Most women play it safe when it comes to choosing a lip color. This of course is understandable since the vast options of cosmetic lines offer so many variations of lip color shades, tones and hues. It can be overwhelming and challenging to find the right color that works with your skin tone. However, having worked with so many skin tones and complexions on photo shoots and sets, I am here to tell you that finding a colour that matches your skin tone isn’t all there is to lipstick; there’s nothing wrong with focusing on the fashion too. Try bold colors that you never imagined on yourself and use complimentary colors and hues that contrast your outfit and accessories. By experimenting with different options, you can make any lip color look astounding and flattering for your lips, face, personality and style.