Hold the veneers, ditch the whiteners and save yourself some money… follow our lipstick guide and cheat your way to whiter looking teeth!
Basic rule: stick to blue undertones..stay away from orange.
Sheer formulas with a hint of gloss are the way to go, stay away from matte nude lipsticks.. We recommend Benefit california kissin’ smile brightening lip shine.
Stick with cool undertones rather than coral or orange.
Pinks are trickier than reds, since they lack the dark contrast that can really make teeth pop. Again be wary of peachy tones, and go for softer, berry-hued pinks. We recommend Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in Cupcake.
Because berry shades are generally a mix of pink or purple-y reds, the blue tones are fairly strong, which, again, does wonders for a bright smile. We recommend Bourjois Smile Enhancing Lipgloss Fraise Celebrity 4
Pick blue-based formulas over orange-y reds
A scarlet hue is already flattering for most skin tones, but with its perfectly proportioned blue base, it’s also like a whitening treatment in a tube. We recommends MAC Lipstick in Ruby Woo.
Stick to dark berries and purples
Stay well away from brown, purples and deep reds offer the double whammy of being blue-based and providing high contrast for teeth to look their very brightest and whitest.
Steer clear of…frosty shimmer, orange and neons!