WHAT COLOR LIPSTICK MAKES TEETH LOOK WHITER

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In addition to being obsessed with skincare, I also have an addiction to having clean, white teeth! So I do what I can to get there. I brush my teeth after every meal, I rinse my mouth after coffee, I go to the dentist every 6 months and I’m always seeking out the best whitening toothpaste! (I’m obsessed with Supersmile now, by the way.) But sometimes, I need that extra oomph which is why I’m always seeking an answer to what color lipstick makes teeth look whiter.


WHAT COLOR LIPSTICK MAKES TEETH LOOK WHITER
In the same way that toothpaste which contain the chemical blue covarine (which adheres to the surface of your teeth) makes your teeth look whiter, the same concept applies here. There is an optical illusion from using the color blue that can make teeth appear less yellow. A blue or purple tint will give your teeth a cooler color temperature, which in theory is the opposite of the yellow, brown, or orange we try to combat when we whiten teeth.



This same color theory concept applies to lipsticks as well since your lips are what sit next to your teeth, right? So what color lipstick makes teeth look whiter? Well, I’ve been obsessed with this question over this past year and have tried them all! I have asked friends and experts at the beauty counter so I could find the perfect color for me  — and here I am to tell you what I’ve come up with.

WHAT COLOR LIPSTICK MAKES TEETH LOOK WHITER?

Whether you like dark reds or bright pinks or a nude, there is a color for you. Lip color matters on getting pearly whites – so listen up! Just make sure to pick a match for you that has blue, cool tones!

RUBY WOO BY MAC

Red lipsticks can have undertones of blue, pink or orange. Go for the blue! The others will have a yellowing effect. I was dying to find the perfect red, so I asked celebrity makeup artist Jamie Greenberg (Rashida Jones, Kaley Cuoco) for her pick. Ruby Woo was her answer!

And guess what? The color was indeed amazing and it totally brightened my teeth. However, sadly, it wasn’t for me since it was so bright (the lipstick, not the teeth) that I felt like a clown wearing it. But, try it. It seems to work wonders for everyone else!

You can buy it from Nordstrom, Mac.com or Amazon for $18.50.

RUBY WOO BY MAC

MILAN MODE BY MAC

Because Ruby Woo is a win for everyone but was a bust for me, I started on the hunt for bright pink hue since I knew the red wasn’t working.

I went to the MAC store on Robertson and I tried on a million colors. And then I found Milan Mode. It’s a blue based bright pink that’s fun and alive. And it has a shimmery bonus to boot! It works great for most skin tones — and yup, it made my teeth look whiter!

The only thing about this one is that evidently everyone is onto the secret. It was sold out at the store I was in (as well as all the other Mac stores in the system) – and Nordstrom too. So I had to order it from Mac online. $18.50. Win!

MILAN MODE BY MAC

 

EXTRA AMPS DAZZLEGLASS LIPGLOSS  BY MAC

While I was trying on Milan Mode at the store, I wanted to see if there was a blue based gloss that I could use with it. I love this so much and I reapply it all day.

EXTRA AMPS DAZZLEGLASS LIPGLOSS  BY MAC

WHAT COLOR LIPSTICK MAKES TEETH LOOK WHITER

HELLO SAILOR BY LIPSTICK QUEEN

How awesome is this moody blue? But don’t let the color scare you off – it transitions into a sheer plum hue. $18.75 on Amazon or Nordstrom.

WHAT COLOR LIPSTICK MAKES TEETH LOOK WHITER - moody blue

+ And finally, show me the nudes.

Although wearing nudes seems a little counterintuitive to achieving whiter teeth, if you aim for the colors with blue undertones, you get the fresh JLO pout with the fresh JLO gleam.

BUTTERFLY BALL LIPSTICK QUEEN

BUTTERFLY BALL is your answer. But again, it’s often sold out. (Urban Decay used to have a good one similar to this — but it looks like they no longer make it.)

If you see it Butterfly Ball available, grab it and smile. The flash of blue pearl in this Lipstick Queen lipstick helps teeth appear whiter and it makes your lips look super purty.

WHAT COLOR LIPSTICK MAKES TEETH LOOK WHITER - LIPSTICK QUEEN


++ SAY CHEESE, SHOW YOUR PEARLY WHITES… AND THANK YOU FOR READING! xo

 

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