Orthodontics LA

Braces-friendly Makeup

Posted on July 30, 2018

Sometimes, getting braces can affect our self confidence or the way we like to present ourselves. Here at Orthodontics LA, we want our patients to feel comfortable and happy with their appearance throughout their orthodontic treatment. Many people who enjoy wearing makeup have concerns about how their braces will affect their personal style. Here are some cosmetics tips to help you maintain your confidence while you have braces!


Light Lipsticks

When choosing a lip color, keep in mind that more natural, neutral colors will help draw attention to your lips instead of your teeth and braces. Of course, we would never discourage you from rocking a bold lip! If you’re in the mood for a bold red, check out our next tip.


Pick the Right Formula

Choose a balm, sheer gloss, or a matte liquid lipstick formula that won’t transfer onto your braces. If you’re going for a bright or bold color, definitely try a liquid lipstick that won’t smear and end up on your braces.


Focus On Your Eyes

Focusing on your eye makeup with help draw attention away from your braces and toward your eyes! Even a little bit of eyeliner and some mascara can help you feel more confident putting your best face forward while you have braces. This is a great opportunity to get creative and play with colors!


Keep It Warm

Warm tones will help balance out the standard silver color of braces. When choosing your highlighter or eyeshadow colors go for golds, oranges, and warm browns to bring some tone balance to your look.


Above all, remember that confidence is the best accessory you can have! Whether you choose to express yourself with makeup or not, you should feel confident smiling and meeting new people. If you’re ready to take the next step on your journey to a confident smile, call our office to schedule a consultation today!