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How to choose a lipstick colour?

Choosing your perfect lip colour is personal to each individual. It can often leave you feeling overwhelmed seeing so many beautiful shades on offer when it comes to choosing the perfect colour for you! So how do we achieve this? Take a closer look at your natural lip colour in the mirror, this is your guide. Lipstick shades look different on various skin tones and this is also due to our natural lip colour that sits under the lipstick.

If you are looking for an everyday natural shade you will find that choosing a colour that is one or two shades deeper than your natural lip colour works perfectly. This can help you to then play around with colour and variants of nude lipsticks...
  • If you have a deeper natural lip colour, shades such as MAC Touch lipstick or MAC Taupe Lipstick would be a gorgeous nude.
  • If you have a lighter natural lip colour, MAC Velvet Teddy Lipstick or MAC Modesty Lipstick are ones to look out for when seeking your staple nude.

  • Wanting to go bold? Check out our iconic MAC Ruby Woo Retro Matte lipstick which is the perfect bold red and is a guaranteed showstopper across the board. Another great way to enhance and compliment your natural lip colour would be to use a lip liner in a similar shade to outline and define your lip shape. Prep your lips with MAC Prep + Prime Lip Primer and follow with your chosen lip liner such as MAC Spice Lip Liner or MAC Chestnut Lip Pencil.

    PRO TIP:
    Use MAC Prep + Prime Lip Primer paired with any MAC Lip Liner to shade in your entire lip for a longer lasting finish under lipstick or just lip liner alone.


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