Having a tan is not a handicap to looking your best. In fact, a tan should help you look your best. While there are various ways to get one's tan, the healthiest option is to use self tanners. Self tanners do not rely on the sun or UV rays to give your skin the summer glow. Consistent absorption of UV rays has been linked to a rise of skin cancer in the community. With that in mind, it's not a surprise that a lot of individuals changed to self tanners as their tanning method.

One of the biggest hurdles when it comes to self tanned skin is using makeup that can complement it. Lipstick is a hit or miss situation. When one has self tanned skin, their usual choice of lipstick might not make it a worthwhile experience. Thus, it's always a good idea to choose a specific self tanner and stick to it to avoid drastically changing the tone of your skin when tanning. Shifting from one self tanner to the other can not only throw your skin off balance since you're putting on a new set of self tanners that the skin has to consider but you're also putting on various shades of tan that can throw your makeup selection into whack.

Before choosing your lipstick, you must be able to determine the warmth or coolness of your skin. If you're not familiar, there's a certain undertone to your skin determined by warmth or coolness. Warm skin tones tend to be on the redder spectrum while cool ones are on the opposite. This particular factor can make or break your chosen lipstick; best to consult a friend if you're not sure of your undertone.

Individuals with warm undertones can find their match with a bright colors. Now you don't want to go overboard and get the striking hues. You may want to try out a deeper orange color or some cherry colored lipstick for your warm-toned tan.

For those with the cool undertones, you'll want a much sultry batch such as mauve, or maroon. Darker rouges would help balanced out the coolness of your skin as well as putting some color on your lips without them having to clash against each other.

If you don't have these kinds of lipstick at hand or opt not to follow the trend, that's completely fine. In the end, you choose what you put on yourself, even lipstick.