You’ve got a great smile but the color of your teeth makes you want to hide. Professional whitening treatments can get pricy and at home techniques take forever. If you want a brighter smile, you could fake it with the right lipstick shade. As a professional makeup artist, women often ask me for tips on how to enhance an imperfect smile. You’re not alone! Try these lipstick makeup tips for yellow teeth.
Lipsticks with blue undertones: Want to cancel out that unwanted yellow color? Roll on true colors with blue undertones. These are “cool” lipstick shades with a dark base hue. Instant whitening! This is an especially good tip if you love sporting red lipstick. Red lipstick with an orange base? Nope. You’ve got to go for red lipsticks with a blue undertone for a whiter-looking smile.
Reach for berries: Deep, vibrant berries are the perfect shade for your lips and this color whitens the appearance of your teeth. Look for lipsticks like strawberry, raspberry-even winter berry. Don’t forget the wine! Wine-y colors are perfect for making your teeth look white.
Go neutral-with a touch of pink: You don’t have to wear color every time. That nude lip trend really does sizzle. If you want to go nude, even neutral, reach for lipsticks that have a pink hue. Pink nudes can brighten your smile. Also, reach for nude shades with a touch of shine or finish the look with clear lip gloss.
Try a butter: It’s the hot new (well, sort of) lip product-lip butters. If you want to fake a white smile, wear butters not lipsticks.
What should you avoid?
- Lipsticks with an orange or yellow base.
- Frosted lipsticks–especially the paler shades.
- Neon lipsticks don’t work against yellow teeth.
Diminish the appearance of yellow teeth with lipsticks that give you a brighter, prettier smile.