If you have a pink, red, or bluish hue to your skin, you are a cool tone. You can tell your undertone is cool if the veins in your wrist look blue, silver jewelry complements your tone, or you tend to burn before you tan.
For your skin tone, lip colors with blue- or purple-shaded undertones look best. So when you go to choose a red lip, steer away from orangey shades and veer more toward deep-bluish reds. Be careful with shades that are too light, as they can wash you out.
If you have a yellow, golden, or olive hue to your skin, you likely have a warm undertone. You can tell your undertone is warm if the veins in your wrist look green, gold jewelry complements your skin, or you tend to tan or get bronze fairly easily.
For your skin tone, lip colors in warm shades will look best. So go for really red or orangey colors.
Determined that you’re neutral? You look good in both silver and gold jewelry, you rock a killer tan after your first summer burn, and your veins look blue-ish green – lipstick, for you, is a free for all!
Stick to the basics! Light skinned? You’ll positively glow in bold and deep colors that really contrast with your skin tone. Medium skinned? Pinks, nudes, and corals really pop! Or are you darker skin tone? Choose something like a vibrant berry, or any bold dark shade like Purple Reign. Lucky for you (and me) LipSense® colors are already marked warm or cool tone so you know right away what colors work best for your skin tone.
Ultimately, your lip color is up to you. If you want to rock a bright pink lip but it doesn’t fall within the ‘rules’, who cares? Do you. You’re always going to feel the best in the choices that give you the most confidence. I rock dark burgundy to pink and everything in between.
LIPSENSE APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Shake tube of LipSense color for 20 seconds. Apply 3 thin layers to dry lips in a fluid sweeping motion (do not move applicator back and forth). Keep lips parted. Do NOT press or rub lips together. Let each layer dry about 10 seconds before applying the next layer. Finish with LipSense moisturizing gloss.
The Many Uses of ShadowSense
ShadowSense’s unique formula allows you to create a range of different eye makeup looks, for example: use a single shade all over the lid and crease for a simple, subtle look. Use a combination of shades on the lid, crease, and outer-v for a more definition layer. The shadows mix different shades together to create custom colors. Use them as eyeliner.
You can also use ShadowSense on other areas of the face too…use the neutral taupe/brown/red/grey shades to fill in the eyebrows, use the lighter pink/rose/purple/berry shades as blush, use lighter colors as concealer or highlighters (like Candlelight or Sandstone Pearl). Use the dark mattes shades to contour the cheekbones, layer them with LipSense lip colors to make completely custom colors.
How to Apply ShadowSense
According to Senegence, if you’re using ShadowSense as eyeshadow, they should be applied ‘gently blending with a sponge tip or eye brush applicator’. However, the fingers work just as well for both an all-over-the-lid application, and even blending. Simply dab the applicator brush directly on the lid, then lightly smooth it out with a finger. Then pat/gently swipe a finger in the crease to blend it out.
To apply ShadowSense as an eyeliner, I’ll grab a slanted eye brush and dab it on the wand tip to pick up some pigment. Then I’ll use the brush to draw a clean line on my upper lash line. To smoke out the lower lash line, I’ll use a smudge brush.
As a blush, highlight, or contour, I’d recommend using a synthetic duo-fibre makeup brush, or your fingers (experiment a bit to see what works best for you). As a lipcolor, they can be applied directly to your lips using the brush wand. Or, use your fingers to dab them on.
According to Senegence, ShadowSense shades are removed by using liquid Fooops!® SenseCosmetics Color Remover, however this is in not only way required. I find that about 80-90% washes away just using a basic oil cleanser (example Neutrogena Makeup Remover Wipes).