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5 Lipsticks That Make Your Teeth Look Whiter

29 Mar 2016 (Updated: 19 Jan 2019)

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Great lipsticks that suit your skin tone are hard to come by, but finding ones that make your teeth appear the best they possibly can, can be an even trickier task.

Close-up happy female smile with healthy white teeth

Getting your teeth bright, white and the best they can possibly look isn’t usually easy to achieve (and is often quite expensive!), which is why we’re always on the hunt for alternative ways to make our teeth look great. The colour of lipstick that you wear has a major impact on the shade your teeth look, and the best part? It’s a quick-fix that only costs a few pounds!

Here are 5 lipsticks that will help to make your teeth look whiter:

The Nude Lipstick: MAC Viva Glam V

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Because the undertone of a lipstick has such an impact on the way it can make your teeth look, it’s often hard to find a nude lipstick that makes you look as if you have brighter teeth.

As a general rule, it’s best to avoid brown/beige/peach shades as they’re close to yellow and orange shades on the colour wheel, which can bring out the yellow tones in your teeth.

MAC’s Viva Glam V is a great nude lipstick to make your teeth look whiter as it is mainly pink-based. The cool, blue undertones mean that the yellow is counteracted and whiteness is enhanced.

Find Mac Viva Glam V HERE

The Light Pink Lipstick: Revlon Lip Butter in Cupcake

revlon cupcake finalFor women looking for a more wearable lipstick that has something a bit ‘extra’ than a plain nude lip, a light pink shade is a great option.

Steer clear from lipsticks that are too opaque (like MAC Saint Germain!) as not only will they look stark on your skin, dependent on its skin tone, but they’re also not the best for making your teeth look whiter.

Revlon’s Lip Butter in Cupcake  contains cool tones which brighten your teeth, and the smooth glossy finish makes it easy to apply whilst in a morning rush!

Find Revlon Cupcake to buy online HERE

The Dark Pink: Chanel Elise

Chanel elise finalDark pink lipsticks that will make your teeth look whiter don’t have to be too over the top; something like Chanel’s lipstick in the shade Elise are great for this.

Not only is shade a great choice for special occasions and looks awesome paired with a smokey eye, but it’s also guaranteed to look gorgeous on any skin tone!

You can find Elise in stock HERE

The Red Lipstick: Ruby Woo

Ruby Woo FinalThere’s a reason why Ruby Woo is a favourite lipstick for makeup artists, celebrities and beauty fans all over the world.

Ruby Woo is one of the best red lipsticks for making your teeth look whiter thanks to a lack of orange, peach and yellow undertones. Instead, the bright blue undertones of this lipstick are guaranteed to bring out the whiteness in your teeth, thanks to the high contrast and matte finish.

Find Ruby Woo HERE

The Dark Lipstick: NYX Butter Gloss in Spice Cake

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As a general rule of thumb, dark lipsticks tend to make your teeth look brighter and whiter if they’re matte and not glossy. Choose dark berry lipsticks that have purple undertones to have a higher contrast with the colour of your teeth, and avoid brown-based shades that can often highlight any yellow-ness. The NYX Butter Gloss in Spice Cake is a great option for this, it’s matte, has a strong dark purple undertone and has a soft doe-foot wand to make application as easy as possible!

Find NYX Spice Cake online HERE

Post written by Elise Dopson from Celebricious.

Everyone wants their teeth to look whiter! If you want white teeth without bleaching them here's our guide to 5 lipsticks that make your teeth look whiter. Please click through to read the article and repin!

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