Have you ever found yourself crushing on someone’s Instagram post and wondering if you can carry the lipstick shade which a celebrity, beauty influencer or model is wearing in their Instagram post? Choosing the right lipstick shade can make a huge difference to your looks and go a long way in accentuating your facial features and personality. While it may seem a daunting endeavor to many, a few key guidelines can make it easy to choose the right lip color which suits you.

Have you ever found yourself crushing on someone’s Instagram post and wondering if you can carry the lipstick shade which a celebrity, beauty influencer or model is wearing in their Instagram post? Choosing the right lipstick shades can make a huge difference to your looks and go a long way in accentuating your facial features and personality. While it may seem a daunting endeavor to many, a few key guidelines can make it easy to choose the right lip color which suits you.

Firstly, what really helps is understanding your skin’s undertone. Your undertone is different from your skin tone and differs from each person with most people having either a warm undertone or a cool undertone. How do you find out your skin undertone? It’s simple and just takes a few minutes. Take a look at the colour of the vines on your wrist – blue veins signify cool undertones; green veins signify a warm undertone. If you can’t tell any of these two, you might be neutral. Depending on your undertone you can choose a warm, neutral or cool colour family from your favorite lipstick and then choose the right shades.

The best lipstick shades for cool undertones are those in blue or true pinks which brighten your skin and make your eyes pop. We recommend Shade Stoned Red of Ever Shape Lip Liner, Wild Mauve from Matte Touch Lipstick and My Magenta from our Definer Lip Liner.

If you have a warm undertone, you need to go for lip colors in warm or fiery shades like red or shades of orange or choose from coral shades which gives your lips a warm glow. We recommend Hollywood shade of Kiss Proof Lip stain, Sensuous Red from Take Me As I am, Totti Frooti from Matte Touch Lip Color and Deep Pink from Deep Matte Lip Crème.

Another great way to choose your lipstick is to match your shade to the occasion. For this everyone should know the basic difference or the intricacies of each look. While you can keep it subtle and classy at work, you could go for an effortless fresh look for that weekend brunch. When it comes to evening parties or dinners, we recommend bold and edgy is the way to go so that you can stand out from the crowd. A great way to cover this range of occasions is to choose a perfect matte lipstick which covers the shade spectrum. We recommend the Colorbar Matte Touch Lipstick available in over 30 lipstick shades for every occasion. The Colorbar Matte Touch lipstick has intense color that is creamy, soft and glides smoothly on application simply moisturising and incredibly wearable yet absolutely matte.

At the end of day whichever shade you choose, remember looking beautiful is about what makes you confident. Do not hesitate from experimenting if it makes you confident. However when in doubt, we hope this guide to choosing your lipstick helps you nail the trend and your look everytime.