This is a question we get asked alot as make-up artists. It makes me sad to think that so many women are scared to try certain colours or believe they can't pull of certain colours. Lipstick is a quick and fun way to play with colour or complete a look.
So I know it seems easy enough (as all make-up artists will tell you) to say that if you have;
One thing that I've found is an absolute fail-safe is to try a lip colour with no make-up on at all. If it looks good alone, its a winner, if it needs the rest of your face on before you think you can rock it, avoid that colour.
So you tried your colour in the store, you get it home and now you hate it. Don't worry, you haven't wasted your money and we've all made that mistake. It's those deceiving make-up counter lights! Mix it with another colour you have and make your own shade! You may even find that mixing it with a previous failed lipstick purchase will give you that perfect in between colour you were going for.
Now you've got your dream lip colour - how do you rock it? Matching your lipstick to your outfit is definitely a no...however complimenting your outfit with your lipstick is a big huge, awesome YES!
Here's a few do's and don'ts that should help you get the idea;
DO match your lipstick to one piece of clothing (preferably bottoms)