Celebrity makeup artist unveils the simple trick of finding the perfect nude lipstick for every skin tone – and how you can make color last all day
- Sofia Schwarzkopf-Tilbury paints the faces of some of the world’s greatest stars
- Celebrity makeup artist revealed the perfect nude lipstick for every skin tone
- It all comes down to finding a shade that matches the undertones of your skin
- Lipstick must be tested on the lips, not in swatches on the wrist or hand
- The biggest mistake is choosing a shade that looks too much like your natural complexion
A famous makeup artist who paints the faces of Kendall Jenner and Shanina Shaik has revealed the trick of finding the perfect nude lipstick for every skin tone.
Sofia Schwarzkopf-Tilbury, niece of the iconic British makeup magnate Charlotte Tilbury, said it’s all about choosing a shade that matches the natural undertone of your skin.
The best way to do this is to test lipstick directly on the lips, not in swatches on the wrist or back of the hand, as is often the case with makeup counters, because the body is always slightly darker than the face. .
Sofia Schwarzkopf-Tilbury (photo) is the niece of the British makeup magnate Charlotte Tilbury and a skilled artist
Cool pink or blue tinted nudes work best for people with fair skin, who can also get away with beige or clear coral shades.
Medium skin tones are lucky to adjust both cool and warm tones, while those with a dark complexion look best in rich brown.
Warm brown lip lining is Sofia’s secret weapon because it fits well with any lipstick color without washing the skin.
Pillow Talk, a lipstick made by Sofia’s aunt Charlotte, who has become one of the most iconic nudes of all time, is her favorite shade for customers because it “literally works for everyone.”
“It’s the perfect nude pink shade for a plump-looking, perfected, but-your-better look,” she said Whimn.
Medium skin tones (as seen on the Irish model Kelly Horrigan, left) are lucky to be able to handle both cool and warm tones, while those with a dark complexion (such as Victoria’s Secret model Shanina Shaik, right) look best in rich brown
The biggest mistake Sofia sees is people choosing a shade that looks too much like their natural complexion.
“It gives a faded look, as if you have foundation on your lips,” she said.
In terms of texture, Sofia suggested combining a matte nude with a dark smoky eye to create a sultry evening look.
Glossy finishes work best with minimal makeup for an effortless ‘no makeup, makeup’ effect.