Find the right lipstick for your skin tone.
Finding the right lipstick for your skin tone that is perfect for everyday wear can be tough. We’ve enlisted the help of celebrity makeup artists Raquel Campbell and Sonia Kashuk to help round up some of the best ones for your pout depending on your skin shade.
When it comes to pale porcelain-like skin, soft pinks are the best choice. “Look for rose-like shades that will give you a glam look without overpowering your beauty,” says Campbell. Try: Maybelline ColorSensational Lipcolor, Peachy Scene 525 for a great pink pout and Velvety Matte Lip Crayon in Candy Nude for a lovely nude lip.
You want to reach for warm shades. Kashuk advises, “Medium skin tone looks great in brown-based shades with a bit of warmth.” This type of color will contrast nicely against your skin tone. Try: ILIA Lipstick in In My Room to create a nude lip and Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Color in Sienna for a dark smooch.
“If this is your skin tone, you want to choose a lipstick with a coral or burgundy base,” says Campbell. These shades will contrast your skin perfectly to not bring out the yellow in your face that might make you look sickly. Try: Clinique Long Last Lipstick in Merlot for a pink lip and Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lip Color in Jenna for a dark one.
Here you want to play up the honey tone in your skin. Kashuk suggests you look for lipsticks with rich colors and warm orange undertones. Try: NARS Satin Lipstick in Honolulu Honey for the perfect nude lip and Velvety Matte Lip Crayon in Poppy Nude for a vibrant pout.
Almost any lipstick shade goes well with this skin tone. You can go as bright as you want or as muted as you want. Try: Maybelline ColorSensational Vivids in Vivid Rose for a super-bright lip or Satin Luxe Lip Color with SPF16 in Currant for a dark smooch.
Dark brown skin
Reach for lipstick with a berry undertone. This will really go with your beautiful shade of skin. Try: CoverGirl Queen Collection Lip Color in Berry Bling for a dark lip and Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color in Berry Raspberry for a vibrant pink lip.