Choosing the Right Lipstick for Your Skin Tone

choosing the right lipstick for your skin tone

Most women are fascinated by the countless selection of colors for lipsticks available on stores. Have you ever thought about choosing the right lipstick for your skin tone? When shopping online, sometimes you purchase a certain lipstick that looked amazing on the picture or model, but when the package arrives, you realize it doesn’t look as you expected on your lips. Is there a perfect lipstick color for you? And that being the case, how can I find out which tones are a good match?

There are so many different shades of lipsticks that it gets hard to just pick a few! Sometimes we get obsessed with particular colors that can be totally unflattering for our skin and we end up looking odd. Choosing the right lipstick for your skin tone involves knowing if you have warm, cool or neutral undertones. (If you self-doubt of your skin’s undertones click here and take an easy skin tone quiz)

When selecting the perfect lipstick color for you, it is important to concentrate on tones related to your undertone. For warm undertones, stick to browns and peaches, and for cool undertones, try to find purple and dark lipstick shades. Here are the main skin tones commonly used:



Lighter lipsticks are always a great choice for girls with fair skin. Tones like nude, pale, pink or light brown will be pretty suitable, especially if you use glossy lipsticks. For those with cool undertones, a nude or a soft chocolate color will be remarkable, and warm ladies must look for peach shades. Is red lipstick for your skin tone? Yes! If you want to create a more aggressive look, try red lipstick, and I’m completely sure you’ll be happy with your results. But generally speaking, nude tones are more flattering with girls with pale skin, due to their ability to make them glow.


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Girls with medium skin tones are lucky since they have a wide array of colors to choose from like red, browns and peaches. For medium skin ladies with warm undertones, bronze colors are absolutely divine. Coral is a hot color that looks marvelous on warm girls! If you have cool undertones, hot pinks and fuchsia shades with gloss will definitely make a statement on your look!


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Dark reds and coral will make your lips look attractive if you have darker skin. Girls with darker skin and cooler undertones should try wine-colored shades. Coppers and bronzes look startling for warmer undertones. Although some dark skin misses look gorgeous in lighter colors rather than these suggested tones, it is better to stay away from pale tones because they are too conflicting.


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Now let me ask you something: Is red lipstick for your skin tone? You are probably going to look for your skin tone again to see if red is within the list of suggested tones, but there is no need to do that. Red lipstick looks miraculous on every skin tone, and for that reason it is one of the most chosen colors and a must-have lipstick color in every girls make up bag!

Despite of your tone and undertone, you are the only one who can decide which lipstick color looks better on you. Maybe you are into a certain color that doesn’t really match your skin tone, but it makes you feel pleased and confident, and after all, if it makes you feel good, then you should definitely wear it!

Prepared by: Priscilla Eslo Beauty Editor