I love a good set of super white teeth – the whiter the better!! Since makeup can enhance every aspect of the face, I figured there must be a shade out there that can help me in my confusing quest for whiter appearing teeth.
Hmmm, what shade will make my teeth look pearly white??
I’m a big coffee drinker (hey, I have 3 kids, it’s a necessary evil), so it’s a constant battle to keep my teeth looking shiny white. Buying those pricey whitening trays or even the drugstore white strips is just not always in my beauty budget. I have been wanting to do this test for the longest time to see what color lipstick could help me fake whiter appearing teeth. So I took some time to try on various colors and put them up against one another to see which shade made my teeth appear whiter than they really are.
On a side note, I’ve been using this new Optic White by Colgate for 3 days, bc it promises whiter teeth in one week of use. It apparently has some same properties as white strips and a lot cheaper- $2.99 for a tube.
Pictures speak a thousand words, so here are my comparison shots with the shade I applied listed underneath. I used only lipsticks (although they are slightly different textures) instead of glosses, so you be the judge. I will tell you which one I decided gets the trophy at the end!
Too Faced “Totally Nude” an unassuming neutral beige.
MAC “Viva Glam Gaga”- a light pink
Maybelline Color Sensational “Coral Crush”- a bright pure coral
Lipstick Queen “Medieval”- a sheer red
(I couldn’t find my MAC Russian Red which would have been great to compare bc it’s more matte and vibrant, but what can you do. It’s prob lost in one of my 5 purses or diaper bag I switch out of on a daily basis! Check out my link above to see it, although I’m not smiling in that blog!)
In my opinion in looking at the photographs and myself in person in the mirror, the bright coral color definitely won the white test. I felt like this vibrant shade just felt happier over all and made me smile bigger anyway!
What do you think? Do you have a shade that makes you smile a little bigger and brighter?? Is coral the way to go or do you have a different opinion?