23 Lip Shades That Make Your Teeth Look Pearly White
Choose the color(s) you love from these expert-approved teeth-whitening shades and you'll make over your smile with a single swipe.
Instead of blah nudes that make teeth look more yellow, pick brightening shimmery pinks, says Marissa Nemes, a makeup artist in Miami.
From left to right: Lorac Couture Shine lip gloss in Haute, $22; Chanel Glossimer Lip Gloss in Mica, $29; Clinique Vitamin C Lip Smoothie in Pink Me Up, $18; Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Cupcake, $7
Bing Shopping: Pale Pink Lipstick
A hydrating, see-through gloss with a hint of a berry tint (versus orangy versions like coral) counteracts subtle yellowing.
From left to right: Urban Decay Lip Love in Lolita, $16; Tarte Maracuja Divine Shine Lip Gloss in Flush, $21; Bobbi Brown Lip Gloss in Cosmic Pink, $23
Bing Shopping: Sheer Pink Lipstick
Bolder than see-through glosses, these matte rose shades have just the right amount of blue undertones to minimize slight yellowish tinges on teeth.
From left to right: Ruby Kisses Jellicious Mouth Watering Lip Gloss in Flush, $2; Essence Lipstick in Like a Lady, $2; Maybelline New York SuperStay 14 HR Lipstick in Eternal Rose, $9; Physicians Formula Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Lipstick in Rose, $9
Bing Shopping: Light Pink Lipstick
Whether bubble gum or fuchsia, these electric blue–based colors dramatically brighten, says Edward Cruz, a makeup artist in NYC.
From left to right: Wet n Wild MegaLast Lip Color in Don't Blink Pink, $2; NYX Matte Lipstick in Shocking Pink, $6; Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss in Tease, $18; Korres Lip Butter Glaze in Wild Rose, $14
Bing Shopping: Bright pink lipstick
These bold, opaque reds can make teeth appear up to two shades whiter, Nemes says. Apply two layers straight from the tube for a more intense effect.
From left to right: Exude Lip Gloss in Scarlet Red, $29; MAC Pro Fusion Pink, Lipstick $15; Victoria's Secret Perfect Lipstick in Showstopper, $13; Lancome Golden Hat L'Absolu Rouge in 132, $29
Bing Shopping: Bright red lipstick