I did not learn a lot about makeup during my teenage years. It was not as important to me as it was to other girls. I started wearing makeup a little later in life. I can honestly say I knew nothing about finding my right shade. Maybe that is why I stuck with cosmetics such as lip gloss and lip balm for so long.
I noticed my friends wearing lipstick during special occasions, such as a night on the town or dinner party. I decided it was time to start joining in on the fun. Where do you begin when you have never taken an interest in makeup before? I knew better than to just plaster my face with any color or shade, but that was as far as my knowledge went.
The first thing I needed to do was determine my skin tone. I did a little research and found that skin tones can range from fair to deep. I would say my tone is light, as I am pale and do sunburn easily.
Once I determined my skin tone, it was time to research for the right lipstick shades. It looks like pink shades are the best choice for my skin tone. I compiled a list that includes nude pink, warm pink and sheer pink with a brown undertone. That last choice is my favorite because I can wear it with just about anything. Other shades I have found include nude peach, bright coral and cream coral with beige undertones. It looks like brighter shades are better for light or pale skin. I did find that bright neutral red and black cherry also work with pale skin. Those shades may be a little darker than pink and coral, but they certainly work for anyone who wants a bold look. Another thing I learned is to avoid using darker shades on thin lips.
I could not wait to start my lipstick collection. I wanted to shop with a company that cared about beauty. I eventually came across Lime Crime and the rest is history. The shades include Geradium, Coquette and Retrofuturist. My favorite is probably the light pink Babette shade. The liquid-to-matte lipstick is unique, and the selection ranges from a peach shade to a dark purple shade. Lime Crime also carries eye makeup and nail polish. Doe Deere knew what she was doing when she started this company several years ago. I love expressing myself with the various shades and tones offered by Lime Crime.