Shopping for lipstick may be one of our favorite things to do, but there’s nothing more disappointing than picking out a cool shade and then discovering that it’s not flattering. We don’t always get the chance to head to the nearest beauty counter to try on a variety of colors, so when we buy online, it’s easy to run into this makeup faux pas. Luckily, Blake Lively’s makeup artist, Kristofer Buckle, shared a genius tip regarding how to never wear the wrong lipstick again.
Blake is known for looking like a radiant goddess at all times, with a killer lip color to match. Kristofer explained to Harper’s Bazaar that the key to selecting the right shade is to determine your skin’s undertone, and go from there. “I usually like to pick a color that has the opposite undertones than the complexion so it looks fresh and not muddy,” he said. He elaborated by saying that if someone has a lot of yellow in their skin, he’ll opt for a lip color with cool pink undertones. This simple step can make a huge difference in your overall makeup look, and you don’t need to be a professional makeup artist to figure it out. Remember Kristofer’s rule of thumb the next time you buy a new lippie, and you’ll look just as radiant as Blake in no time.
Click here for our guide to finding your exact skin tone.