If we could buy a hundred lipsticks, we would. However, you'll still need to choose the right one for your face. We asked Estée Lauder's Education Executive, Jason Hadikin to help us with the task.
Q: How does the size of your lips affect the colour you choose?
If you have larger lips you can wear darker shades a lot easier. Darker shades can give the illusion of a smaller looking lip. If your lips are smaller, lighter and bolder shades will work perfectly for you.
Q: How does the skin tone and undertone affect the colour you choose?
If you have a warm undertone to your skin, warmer colours will naturally blend with your colouring. These shades would be an automatic “yes”. If you want to add a bold pop to your lips, try using a colour that is opposite of the undertone in your skin. For example, if you have a warm undertone, to make your lips stand out go for a bright colour with a blue cool undertone, like blue reds.
There are three main skin undertones: Warm, Cool and Neutral. I find trying on different colours will be key. I don’t like too many rules when it comes to make up. If you choose a colour and you like it, rock it.
Q: If you only want to own 2 or 3 lipsticks, what colours should you go for?
You need to have your everyday colour and then your statement colour. One of my favourites for a statement colour is Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in Red Ego. It is a dark red burgundy that will sculpt, hydrate and has intensified colour – perfect for any occasion. For an everyday nude, try Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in Irresistible.
Q: Lipstick tube vs liquid lipstick vs applying lipstick with a brush … which is best?
This is all up to your own preference. Some of the liquid lipsticks out there have a staining power to them. Try the new Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion. This product’s oil elixir-infused formula creates a luxurious, comfortable, satin-matte finish.
Q: Matte vs shiny … which is best?
This depends on the look you want to create. Mattes are on trend right now but it all depends on you and how you want to define yourself