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Makeup Magic: 4 Lipstick Shades That Make Your Teeth Look Whiter

December 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — bristolfamilydental @ 4:16 pm
Woman with brown hair wearing mauve lipstick smiling

Did you know that the colors you wear can impact how bright or dull your teeth look? Pure white teeth have become commonplace in today’s beauty standards and can be seen on everyone from models to movie stars. That makes it easy to feel less-than-worthy if your smile looks drab. Your dentist can assist with professional teeth-whitening services, but you can also minimize the appearance of stains with the right makeup. Keep reading to learn more about 4 lipstick hues that can lighten your grin!

#1: Blue-Based Red

If you regularly put on a full face, you probably are already aware that undertones play a big role. You can have warm, neutral, or cool undertones that either pop out against or blend better with certain colors of products. Because your teeth become more yellow or brown when they’re stained, you’ll want to contrast that by wearing a cool-toned lipstick so that they appear whiter.

While we think of red as a warm pigment, there are plenty of brands that offer red shades with blue undertones. A true apple or cherry red, for example, might do the trick.

#2: Nude or Neutral

If you’re trying to find an everyday solution that you can wear in and out of the house, look for the right neutral. Nudes are versatile and can be dressed either up or down, depending on the style you’re going for. To show off your teeth, opt for a cool-toned beige over a warm, peachy one. Also, avoid caramel colors that will only call attention to the yellow tinge to your teeth. Try pink or mauve instead, which are more likely to draw out the white.

#3: Berry

During the winter months, berry tones are popular with their deep, dark hues. They’re often made with a purple-blue base that can leave your teeth looking lighter than they are. Think of the reddish-purple juice that’s left behind after eating blueberries or blackberries. Wearing such bold colors can increase your confidence in addition to enhancing your smile.

#4: Blue

It may seem counter-intuitive to pick a darker shade if you want to brighten your smile, but that’s the secret that makes it work. If you’re feeling courageous, why not wear actual blue lipstick? There are plenty of trendy options and you’ll bypass warm hues altogether with such a daring selection. You can top it with a shiny wet gloss for a real shimmer that makes your teeth look happy.

Now that you know a few tips to help your teeth look whiter, you can experiment with different colors until you find the one that really makes them pop!

About the Practice

At Bristol Family Dental, patients benefit from having multiple specialists onsite including a dentist, a periodontist, and an endodontist. They offer a full range of services under one roof, including in-office teeth whitening treatments as well as take-home kits using professional-grade ingredients. With state-of-the-art technology, they provide the most up-to-date treatments so that you’re sure to get the results you want. You’re welcome to request an appointment on the website or by calling (860) 589-2794.

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