How do I choose a lipstick?

Choosing your lipstick is serious business. With so many different shades available, you may find yourself unsure, and might even give up in the face of too much choice. This is a shame, since everyone looks good in lipstick! Don't give up: Follow Clarins’ tips to find the right lipstick for you.

1. Choosing your perfect shade

Which lipstick is best for perfecting your pout? If you have a deeper skin tone, bright colors that pop are perfect, as are vampier shades such as burgundy or violet. Avoid pastels, which aren't flattering against your complexion. If you have tan or olive skin, go for vibrant, bright shades, but stay away from opaque colors. If you have fair skin, try lighter, cooler nudes (like pink) or classic shades like red. Once you grasp these core principles, all that's left is to pick the one that works best with any given outfit.

2. Choose the right look

There's so much choice when it comes to lipstick looks. But unlike with shades and colors, anyone can wear any formula! Follow your heart! Like the glossy look? Try the Joli Rouge Brillant. If you prefer a matte effect, use the Joli Rouge Velvet. For a super subtle satin finish, the Joli Rouge is for you. For an on-trend nude glossy look, try two of our star products: the Lip Comfort Oil and the Natural Lip Perfector, both of which have the added bonus of being lip treatments, too. And finally, for a sheer, buildable effect with a long-lasting matte finish, play around with the Water Lip stain.

3. Try the Clarins Lipstick Finder

To help you find the perfect lipstick for your lifestyle and look, Clarins has developed the Lipstick Finder. Find your perfect Clarins shade, finish and formula in just a few clicks!

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