When people come into the studio they often try on at least five different lips, sometimes more, sometimes less. The question we get all the time is, “So I like all of these, but where do I begin?” While lip palettes can be amazing, sometimes you just want to grab a color and go. In that case, I like to recommend the following.
You already know your skin isn't black. In fact, 'black' skin is the most colorful in the entire shade spectrum. So how does knowing that help you? Mostly, it helps you understand why you look ashy whenever those who are inexperienced with deeper skin tones apply your foundation.
It took years of research for us to develop a comprehensive system that guarantees a match, which is why those just breaking into the makeup field / only experienced with 'white' skin resort to what works for lighter skin tones (which just doesn't work for your depth of color) . . .
Color speak can be confusing. I would describe the color coral as having a strong influence in red, with movement in temperature from cooler to warmer as it travels from the beginnings of red to barely passing red into orange. To me, this makes it is an excellent choice for color schemed events and for fashion options in general.
There is a coral for everyone, just as there is a red for everyone! Be it bright and bold, moderate, or soft and subtle, there is a happy space for all. It all comes down to color theory and which undertone is best for you. In our ebhues color system, we have broken down the color walls for you to help you find the best spaces within each color family.