Getting your teeth professionally whitened by a cosmetic dentist, like the ones found at Bristol Dental Group, is one of the fastest and most effective ways to lift stains and brighten your teeth. However, if you are short on time and can't visit your dentist before a big event or holiday gathering, there are a few illusions that you can create with make-up that trick the eye into thinking your teeth are whiter. Try these make-up tricks until you can get in to have your teeth professionally whitened.
Wear Red Lipstick with a Blue Undertone
Red lipstick helps to draw attention to your mouth and your teeth. However, this could be a good thing or a bad thing depending on the undertone of your lipstick. Blue undertones help to emphasis white, whereas orange undertones help to emphasis yellow. As such, wearing a red lipstick with a blue undertone will help trick the eye into seeing white coloring in your teeth, making your smile look whiter.
Red lipsticks that have a blue undertone to them are brick reds, purplish-reds, or berry reds. Those with an orange tone to them are bright reds, tomato reds and reds with a brownish coloring to them. Carefully select a red lipstick to help make your teeth look whiter.
Wear a Bronzer
Wearing a bronzer can help to darken your cheeks and give you a sun-kissed look. However, it also helps to give you the illusion of whiter teeth. The contrast between your tooth color and tan cheeks helps to make your teeth appear lighter in color. This ultimately helps them to look whiter.
As you shop for a bronzer, look for one that is two shades darker than your current skin color. This helps to create a beautiful contrast between your natural skin color and the bronzer, while still allowing you to look natural.
Do a Smokey Eye
If your teeth are very yellow or noticeably stained, using lipstick and bronzer may not be enough to trick the eye into thinking your teeth are whiter. In such situations, you may simply want to draw attention away from your teeth by using make-up to draw attention to your eyes.
Doing a smokey eye is a great way to make your eyes the highlight of your face. When people are talking to you, their eyes will naturally be drawn to your smoky eyes. This allows your eyes, rather than your teeth, to be the focus when you are talking or laughing.
If your teeth are stained or yellow, a cosmetic doctor can help you to professionally whiten them quickly. However, you may find that an event sneaks up on you before you have time to get your teeth whitened. In such cases, wearing red lipstick with a blue undertone, wearing bronzer, or drawing attention to your eyes with heavier eye make-up can all deter away from yellow teeth, helping to trick other people's eyes into thinking your teeth are whiter than they are.