How do I choose the right lipstick?

Choosing your lipstick is a serious business. With so many different shades on offer, you may find yourself unsure, or even ready to give up faced with too much choice. But that would be a shame, because everyone has a perfect shade! So don't despair. Instead, follow Clarins’ tips to find the right lipstick for you. You can also find your perfect lipstick match in seconds with the virtual try-on.

1. Choosing your perfect shade

Which lipstick is best for perfecting your pout?

  • If you have Black or dark skin, then bright colours that pop are perfect, as are darker shades like burgundy and purple.
  • If you have tanned or olive skin, go for bright shades, and avoid opaque colours.
  • If you have fair skin, try the lightest, coolest nudes (like pink) or more glamorous shades, like red. Once you get to grips with these core principles, all that's left to do is pick the one that works best with any given outfit.

2. Choose the right effect

There's so much choice when it comes to different lipstick effects. But unlike with colours and shades, everyone can wear any texture! Follow your heart! Like a glossy look? Try the JOLI ROUGE SHINE. If you prefer a matte effect, choose the JOLI ROUGE VELVET. If you enjoy a super subtle satin finish, the JOLI ROUGE is just what you need.

For an on-trend nude and glossy effect, try our two best-selling lip products: the LIP COMFORT OIL and the LIP PERFECTOR, both of which have the added bonus of also being lip care products. Or, for a luminous shine, try our new LIP OIL BALM.

3. Try the Clarins Lipstick Finder

To help you find your perfect lipstick based on your lifestyle and look, Clarins has developed the Lipstick Finder. Find your perfect Clarins shade, finish and texture in a matter of clicks!

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