Somehow the majority of us seem to think that there are one or two lipstick shades that look good on us, and nothing else. We stick to the shades we know, and never venture off into unchartered lipstick territories. The truth is, in all the different lipstick colour families (reds, pinks, corals etc) there is at least one shade that’ll suit you – but more likely, there are many! We put BeautySouthAfrica reader Blossom up to the challenge of trying a few lipstick shades she wouldn’t normally wear, and just look at the stunning results.
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The key to rocking different shades is to keep the rest of your make-up simple – especially if you’re wearing a new shade, people will notice it more easily and all attention will be on your lips. Keep eyes and cheeks neutral to allow your lips to shine. Avoid wearing a shirt / dress in a similar colour to your lipstick, rather opt for neutrals like navy, grey, black and white – that way the colour really pops and doesn’t have to compete with your clothes for attention. And lastly, play, play and play some more. You won’t know until you’ve tried it, so try as many shades as you can, even if you think they may not suit you.
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