We always hear rules that dictate the "right" lipstick shade we should try, making us think twice before trying out a new lippie color. So, to settle this dilemma once and for all, we asked Jen Gerard of Los Angeles-based makeup brand Gerard Cosmetics: How can you really know the best and right lipstick shade for you?

Her answer was simple and direct: "As far as selecting a shade, with me, I'm always about persistence. Whatever you look at that you gravitate to, go for it. Because we're so hard on ourselves, we look at something and we're like, 'Oh, this would look amazing on someone else, but not on me.' And that thing is, somebody else just has the courage to pull it off.

"I think it's just going with your first instinct and rocking it! It's really about attitude. It's all about how it makes you feel."

Basically there are no definite rules in makeup—you just go with what works! Trust your instinct.

While you're feeling adventurous, here are some bold lipstick finds you can get from Freyja Glorietta:

Gerard Cosmetics Lipstick in Kiss and Tell

P1,220

A flamingo pink lipstick that looks perf on morenas and mestizas!

Gerard Cosmetics Hydramatte Liquid Lipstick in Mercury Rising

P1,280

Its orange red hue works well for Pinays' warm skin tones. Pair this with peach eye makeup and blush for a monochromatic look.

Gerard Cosmetics Lipstick in Grape Soda

P1,220

A purple lippie that will surely pop! This has a matte and opaque formula that will stay on for hours.

Gerard Cosmetics Color Your Smile Lighted Lipgloss in Candy Apple

P1,530

A vibrant and creamy gloss with a Pinup girl-red color payoff, which gives your lips the juiciest look ever!

Gerard Cosmetics Hydramatte Liquid Lipstick in 1995

P1,280

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If you're scared that a brown lipstick will make your complexion appear dull, try this neutral '90s tawny lippie that works for all skin tones.

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This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph.

* Minor edits have been made by the Femalenetwork.com editors.

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