Permanent lip makeup is becoming more and more popular among women of all ages across the world. Aside from saving time, permanent lip makeup helps you stay more beautiful throughout the day. When you decide to get your lip pigmentation done, one of the first questions will be what colour to choose. Here we discuss which colours suit which skin types, as well as the things you need to know about lip tattooing before choosing your colour, so that you can make the right choice when you come to have your treatment.
How To Pick A Shade?
While some faces can sport bold, bright lips, other faces may require subtle shades of pink or peach. There are a few things to consider before picking out a shade for your lip tattoo. The most crucial factor is complexion. The colours you can get away with will depend heavily on your own skin tone and complexion, so it’s important to understand colour theory before making any decisions on your skin pigmentation shade. Some of the factors to look out for include:
Undertone: Identifying your undertone will help you to choose colours that fit you best. You can identify your undertone by examining the veins on your wrist. If they are blue, you have cool, pink undertones, and if they are green, you have warm yellow undertones. However, if you have both blue and green undertones, you are neutral, which means that most shades will suit your complexion.
Combinations: The next step is to identify which shade goes with which undertone. Yellow undertones work well with warm colours, whereas pink undertones look better with blue or purple shades.
Suitable Shades for Different Skin Tones
Pale skin: Nude toned lip colours suit people with pale skin. These shades broadly include peaches and pinks. It is best to avoid dark shades of red or brown as this will contrast with your skin tone, and the stark difference may look too dramatic.
Dark skin: People with dark complexions have more choices of lip colours, and they can try out shades of corals, oranges, and red. However, it is best to stay away from colours with too much white in them, as this can also cause a dramatically nude look.
Olive skin: The best colours for olive skin include warm, natural tones. You can go for sunset reds, corals, and amber shades. Avoid purples and browns as the former will highlight your yellow undertone, whereas a brown will look too monochromatic.
Light Asian skin: Light skinned Asians usually have coral undertones. Therefore, you can opt for coral shades or even hues of red. Stay away from nude shades, as this can make your whole face look bland.
Super dark and South Asian skin: Choosing a lip colour for folks with darker complexion or Southern Asian ethnicity might be difficult. Your lips have inherent blue undertones, which may cause a hue to not be precisely the shade you intended for.
Remember, that if you want something that will endure and not fade out soon, you should go a couple of shades darker than your natural skin tone. For further help choosing the right lip pigmentation colours, contact us & book your consultation.