Lipstick Shades and Skin Tones

Picking the right lipstick shade isn’t all that easy. There are approximately 2,034,293,810 different shades, and chances are, 80% of those won’t look good on you.

The secret to narrowing down which shades to try all comes down to going for stuff that works well with your skin tone.

For fair skin
Fair skin looks really good with orange based shades. Look for vibrant, fruity colors that will help brighten your appearance, but won’t overwhelm it. Nude colors are also great. When your skin is super pale, it’s never a good idea to go too dark.

For beige skin
Go for colors that contrast nicely against your skin tone. Find reds that contain equal amounts of yellow and blue. The undertones should be clear and not murky.

For golden skin
Rich colors that have warm tones are the best for golden skin

For olive skin
Colors that have blue undertones look incredible when contrasted with olive skin.

For bronze skin
Bronze skin is surprisingly versatile. Both nude colors and bold will stand out the best and make a statement.

For dark skin
Skin tones with deeper color are really good with purples, berries, and deep reds. All of these colors will pop out against the skin rather than getting lost.



I’m all about doing things myself whenever I can. Being really into style and beauty can get so expensive, so if I can find interesting ways of doing things for less, I’m all about it! My latest addiction is aromatherapy.

Essential oils are powerful for many different things. You can add them to creams, to the bath, or use them to scent your home. Each scent has its own unique properties that are great for the skin and other things. Here are some of my favorites.

Tea Tree Oil
Tree tree oil is a miracle worker that does wonders for the skin. Here are just a few of the things this oil can combat: warts, insect bites, acne, blisters, burns, and cold sores.

For the skin, chamomile is good for: acne, cuts, eczema, rashes and sensitive skin. It’s also good for the hair, rashes, toothaches, and allergies.

For skin care, lavender is good for: acne, boils, bruises, stings, sores, and sunburn. It’s also good for dandruff, and for use as an insect repellent.

Use rosemary for: greasy hair and dandruff, lice, varicose veins, and acne

Vanilla contains sedative properties so it can be very soothing and a great natural anti-depressant. Use it for relaxation or for sleep problems.

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