Lipstick Colors to Brighten Your Teeth

Everyone wants a bright, crisp smile, and using the right lipstick color can help your smile appear whiter and more radiant! Here are a few tips to picking the right shade:

  • Avoid colors with gold, yellow or orange undertones

  • For the perfect bright red, opt for shades for blue undertones, such as cherry red or a blue-toned plum color

  • If you have a warmer skin tone, choose a bright pink shade to make your teeth ‘pop’.

  • For the perfect neutral, everyday nude, ditch the brown or peach colored lips and try a nude that has a pink tone.

  • The darker the color, the more yellow your teeth will appear

  • If bright colors aren’t your thing, a simple lip gloss will do the trick

How to Keep Lipstick From Getting On Your Teeth

There are few things more embarrassing than getting home at the end of the day or looking at a photo of yourself and realizing you’ve had lipstick on your teeth.! We’ve got a few easy steps to ensure your grin stays color-free, even in the summer heat.

Step 1: Line your lips

Apply a lip liner along the edges of your lips.

Step 2: Fill your lips with a liner

Next, use the lip liner to fill in your lips. This helps stick your lipstick color to your lips without smudging it.

Step 3: Apply lipstick

Choose your favorite lipstick, and apply it straight from the tube or use a lip brush!

Step 4: Do the “O” check

You can make sure that any excess lipstick is removed by creating an “O” with your lips and wiping your fingers along the inner and outer edges of your mouth. All of the extra color waiting to stick to your teeth will be gone! Just be sure to wash your hands after.

Step 5: Smile wide!

After applying, be sure to do a double-take in the mirror. You’ll be smear-free and ready for your day in no time!

Get Your Teeth Whitened and Enjoy a Brighter Smile!

Even if you’ve found your new favorite lipstick with our help, you may still want your smile to be a little bit whiter. If you have always wanted your smile to be brighter, turn to our help! At Suri Dental Group, our teeth whitening services are quick and virtually painless procedures which can lift your teeth up to several shades in one visit.


We would be happy to find an option for cosmetic dentistry that is an appropriate solution for you. To learn what is possible for you and your smile, contact us today at (516) 407-8505.