We’ve seen some pretty bizarre makeup trends over the past few years, not least of which are black lipstick, tattooed eyebrows, and bright blue eyeshadow. They come and go with each season, but the appeal of healthy, white teeth endures. Thank goodness for teeth whitening in Shrewsbury, MA! For a whiter smile between appointments at Modern Dentistry of Shrewsbury, take advantage of these beauty tips from brilliant makeup artist Pat McGrath.
Choose the Right Lip Color
Lip color can make all the difference in the appearance of your tooth color. Even though peaches, corals, and orange-based shades are popular during the summertime, they can make teeth appear yellow or even tan—not a good look. Therein lies the beauty of professional teeth whitening. When you’re confident in your pearly whites, you are no longer restricted to certain shades, so you can choose colors that flatter your skin tone.
Instead, go for lipstick and lip gloss with cool blue or violet undertones, which will brighten your smile almost instantly. Look for these shades:
Choose pale, shimmery pinks, such as Chanel Glossimer in Mica, Revlon Colorburst lip butter in Cupcake, or Clinique Vitamin C lip smoothie in Pink Me Up.
Sheer pinks with hints of berry make discoloration appear more subtle. Try Bobbi Brown lip gloss in Cosmic Pink.
Create the illusion of whiter teeth—up to two levels of whitening–with opaque shades of true reds, such as MAC Pro Fusion Pink or Lancome Golden Hat L’Absolu Rouge, shade 132.
Deep reds are sultry and perfect for formal looks that call for whiter teeth. McGrath likes Nars Pure Matte lipstick in Mascate and Benefit Full-Finish Lipstick in Flirt Alert.
Complement Smiles With a Healthy Glow
A warm hint of bronze makes teeth appear whiter, and it is summer, after all. Subtle use of bronzer or self-tanner is more skin-friendly than soaking up the sun, and can be chosen to flatter all skin tones.
If you have fair or light skin, McGrath recommends Snow Bunny from Too Faced or Tarte Bronze and Glow Matte Bronzer Tint in Park Avenue Princess.
Those who have medium skin benefit from Jouer Mineral Bronzer in Suntan or Too Faced Sun Bunny.
Dark skin tones look great with Guerlain Terracotra Bronzing Powder or Sheer Finish Bronzing Powder in Afterglow by Iman.
Questions about teeth whitening? To learn more about our cosmetic dentistry treatments, or to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists, contact us at (508) 842-8838. We welcome patients living in Shrewsbury, Worcester, Boylston, Hopkinton, North and South Grafton, and the surrounding cities.