The Art of Layering: How to Create Custom Lipstick Shades

The Art of Layering: How to Create Custom Lipstick Shades

Lipstick can transform any look. However, it can sometimes be difficult to find the right shade for you. There is an easy way to achieve custom shades by layering lipsticks. We’ll be sharing tips and tricks to help you master the art of layering lipsticks and create unique lipstick shades.


  1. Understanding the Color Wheel
  2. Your Lipstick Collection
  3. Layering Techniques
  4. Experimenting With Finishes and Textures
  5. Maintenance and touch-ups

Understanding the Color Wheel

It is essential to know the basics of the color wheel in order to create custom lipstick shades. The color wheel shows the relationship between primary, secondary and tertiary colours. You can create custom shades by mixing and matching lipstick shades by understanding the color wheel.

Red, yellow, and blue are the primary colors for lipstick. Secondary colors can be created by mixing two primary colours, such as red (red + yellow), purple(red + blue) and green (blue+ yellow). Tertiary colors can be created by mixing a primary and secondary color such as red-orange, blue-green (blue+green), or red-orange (+ orange).

Your Lipstick Collection

You will need a wide range of lipstick colors to create custom lipstick shades. You should start by choosing shades that match your skin tone. While neutral shades such as beige, nude and soft pink can be worn every day, bolder shades such as red, berry and deep plum will add drama and depth.

Consider investing in primary colors such as red, yellow, and blue as well as a variety of secondary and third-tier shades when building your lipstick collection. You can mix and match colors to create customized shades that fit your style and mood.

Layering Techniques

You can create custom lipstick shades by layering several colors. To create subtle ombre effects, layer a lighter lipstick shade over a darker one. Apply a dark lipstick shade at the center of your lips, then blend it outwards using a lighter shade.

Mixing and matching lipstick shades is another technique. This will allow you to apply them to your lips. This will allow you to create custom shades that match your skin tone and personal style. You can do this by placing a small amount each lipstick shade on your back and then blend them using a lip brush, or your finger.

Experimenting With Finishes And Textures

Layering lipstick shades doesn’t mean mixing colors. It’s about trying new finishes and textures. Layering matte lipsticks over glossy lipsticks can create unique textures that are both bold and subtle. Layering a shimmery lipstick on top of a matte lipstick can give your look depth and dimension.

It’s important that you consider the formula of each lipstick when trying different finishes and textures. Layering a long-wear lipstick on top of a creamy lipstick can cause it to smudge and fade. To find the right combination, it’s worth trying out different formulas and textures.

Maintenance and touch-ups

It’s fun to create custom lipstick shades. However, it is important to keep your lips color consistent throughout the day. Prep your lips with a moisturizer or lip balm to ensure that your lipstick lasts the day. This will smoothen any chapped or dry areas and create a smooth base for your lipstick.