Say what you will about Sarah Palin, but she got one thing absolutely right. Remember her famous joke, "What's the difference between hockey moms and pit bulls?" The answer was, of course, "Lipstick," and golly, was she spot on. Lipstick, my friends, is everything. Perhaps not to furry, four-legged creatures but certainly to us two-legged ladies. But finding the perfect shade for your skin tone is no easy task. Yup, it's flirty and totally feminine to wear but how do you know what hues look fantastic against your face? Which red should you choose? Can anyone pull off purple?
The trick is, and always will be, matching up colors to your complexion and knowing what color family to stay in. So look at yourself in the mirror -- and I mean really look. Now that your summer tan is fading, what's your natural color? Fair, pale, olive? Be honest with your answer. Knowing your shade is better in the long run. Now pucker up ladies, 'cause here's the how-to on 'stick and skin ...
How do you pick your shade?
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Peach hues (Colorsensational Pearls Lipcolor available at Walmart, $5.50) and nude shades (Revlon Super Lustrous Pearl Lipstick available at Walmart, $4.97) work well with your skin and won't look harsh against your natural complexion. A hint of shine & glimmer will make your pout look plump.