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First of all, lipstick-wearing works similarly to other types of color-correcting. You probably know how green primers correct redness in the face, and peach concealers correct blue veins in under-eye circles. Likewise, warm-toned lipsticks will counteract cool tones in teeth and further bring out yellow (which is a warm tone), while cool-toned lipsticks will counteract warm tones in teeth and make them appear whiter.
*Note: For all following pictures, "try this" is the top photo and "not that" is the bottom photo.
Nude lipsticks are some of the most difficult to pick for whiter teeth. Generally, they lean brown or peach, but both of these will make teeth appear slightly more yellow. Instead, opt for a pinky nude. As long as the pink tones are not too warm, this will be better than other neutrals.
Nude Pink, First Love, Praline Rose
With pink lipsticks, the key is to look for those with bluer undertones as opposed to yellow. Since pinks can be a little tricky, and super cool-tones don't always look good on everybody, you can also look for berry pinks. The slightly purple tones will help teeth appear somewhat whiter than those that lean yellow or orange.
Goddess, Pink Champagne, Sassy Z, Fleur de Lisa
Roseberry, Plumeria, Kiss for a cause
Red lipstick tends to lean one of blue, pink, or orange. Blue tones will provide the greatest whitening effect, pink tones will be relatively neutral, and orange tones will provide a slightly yellowing effect.
Blu Red, Fly Girl, Strawberry shortcake, Pomegranate, Samon
Unfortunately, darker shades in general will make teeth appear slightly yellower. However, with vampy shades, one tone can provide a little help. Darker purples usually either lean a little pink or a little brown. A purple with pink tones will help teeth appear more white than its brown-toned counterpart.