Every makeup artist knows which lip colors go with which outfits. Unfortunately, for you, you’re not a makeup artist. You don’t know what goes with what. You’re probably figuring out what to wear with your matte lipstick set, like the ones from Dose of Colors. Here’s the right way to wear liquid lipstick in the summertime without looking like an anime character. Plus, you’ll learn which color combinations you can wear now into the fall.
1. Keep the Rest of Your Look Simple
Liquid lipstick is something that’s not for the faint of heart. It has a deep pigment that appears like a shiny gloss. They also come in a wide array of bold and bright colors, which brings the focus to your lips. The key to wearing liquid lipstick is to keep the rest of your look simple.
For example, wear fuschia with a navy blue turtleneck sweater. Or, you can wear a coral lip shade with a classic camel trench coat. You want to make sure that your lips are the main focal point. If you want to transition from spring to summer, then you should keep the rest of your makeup and outfit simple. The last thing you need is to have bold prints and a statement necklace clashing with your neon lipstick.
Using less color on your eyes and allowing your natural beauty to shine through without the use of contouring will make your liquid lipstick appropriate for the summertime.
2. Wear a Neutral-Colored Outfit
If all else fails, then opt for a neutral-colored outfit. While most people turn to bold colors, jeweled tones, and neon colors, there’s nothing like wearing olive green or dark brown. The great thing about neutral colors is that they complement just about any skin tone. If you decide to wear a bold liquid lipstick, then you should wear an outfit with neutral tones and textured fabrics. This allows your lipstick to elevate an otherwise boring and basic look.
3. Silver Lipstick With White
You can’t go wrong with a silver liquid lipstick that gives you a high-polish shine. It’s the perfect look for music festivals, outdoor concerts, and raves. Best of all, this futuristic color will feel light and smooth on your lips. Metallic gloss lipstick is in this summer, even for brides.
When worn with white lace, your metallic makeup will look romantic rather than disco-ish. Just add a little bit shimmer to the areas of your face where light is reflected. Or, you can become a disco ball if you want to. After all, it’s your summer. Do what you want.
4. Maroon With Yellow
Mustard yellow is one of the most universally flattering colors in the world. When paired with a maroon lip, you’ll bring out the boldness of your outfit. You’ll find that maroon and yellow is an unexpected and luxurious color combination. It’ll bring warmth to your face and skin tone.
This color combination is best for those with yellow undertones. Don’t know if you have warm undertones? Do the T-Shirt test by holding up a white T-shirt next to your face and looking in the mirror. Notice if you see more blues and pinks or if you have more golds and green tones, which means you have yellow undertones.
5. Burgundy Lipstick With Black
Burgundy liquid lipstick is a hot color — especially on the hottest days of the year. This season’s trend is best paired with black. This will give you the much-needed edge that you’ve been looking for. Even better, you can wear burgundy and black together to channel your inner goth. Just finish off your look with black lashes, groomed brows, and pale cheeks.
As you can see, liquid lipstick can be worn with just about anything. Just wear your lipstick set with a complementary color that brings out your best features. Each of these looks are trend-setting enough without making you look insane, check out shades from Dose of Colors.