Gone are the days when one would daub their everyday lipstick on and call it a day. New makeup lines are launching cyclically- which means chemists have the ability to produce an overwhelming amount of polychrome palettes.
Going down the makeup aisle or perusing through your cosmetic reservoir can be an astounding experience for today's beauty consumer. Should I base my selection on skin tone, outfit, my favorite hue or the latest trend? And if I judiciously select a lip colour, will I find this same hue already at home in my makeup bag? There is also the fluctuation of weather premise to select lip colour based on the seasons. What's a beauty queen to do?
When determining lip colour, one should keep all of the aforementioned enquiries in mind. Avoid the mental anguish of feeling inundated by polychroming. You must begin by simply deciding the sole purpose for selecting a lip color. Try giving yourself permission to have a purpose. Is it for a special occasion or to coordinate with an outfit? Next determine the approximate climate conditions of when you will be daubing your lip color. Bright colours are better suited for tropical temperatures and aphotic colours are better suited for more polar temperatures. Lastly, deciphering how the lip color makes you look and feel own your on term is most pertinent. Never mind the consideration of selecting a hue on the skin tone premise. Remember "styling from the inside out" is all about "bridging the gap between perception and reality".
Dawnn Karen, M.A. Columbia University Fashion Psychologist servicing clients in the U.S and international clients.