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Make-Up Tips For Whiter Teeth

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Medically Reviewed By Colgate Global Scientific Communications


Your eyes are sparkling, your skin is gleaming, and your lips are beautiful. Yet something is missing… You forgot about your teeth!

Ladies, here are some tips to remember when applying make-up to help accentuate that lovely smile.

Choose your lipstick color wisely

Your lips are your main asset in any attempt to set your teeth sparkling. That's not surprising considering they are the closest feature to your teeth. They will draw the eye, so you want them to work for you. Stick to shades that emphasize the white tones of your teeth. Red, pink or berry-colored lipsticks are perfect, particularly if they have cool blue undertones.

Bronzer is your friend

If you think blush simply highlights the beauty of your cheeks — think again. Blush or bronzer can also change the general color of your skin and bring your smile into good light. There's no need to tan by the pool to get a healthy, sun-kissed look. Just apply a touch of bronzer, preferably one that doesn't have any golden sparkle to it, as that can enhance yellow tones.

Take care of your hair

Even hair color makes a difference as teeth seem whiter when they're set against darker hair. You might want consider this before changing to a lighter hair color. If your mane is composed of one flat, pale color, it will draw attention to off-white teeth, so consider a well-paired highlight that adds dimension.

As you can see, the key to crafting a dazzling smile using hair and make-up is all in the color choice. Before leaving home for an event, ask yourself if you've combined the right colors together for your face. With careful planning, it can make all the difference to enhancing that bright, white smile.