Choosing The Right Lipstick For Your Skin Tone
Posted by Jo Golding in Makeup
With so many lip colours to choose from, it is very easy to want them all. Those bright oranges look so summery, pinks are so pretty and who does not love a red? Have you thought about what colours suit you? Here at My Beauty Matches we are all about choosing products that match you personally, which is why we have put together this guide for choosing the right lipstick for your skin tone. Whether you are looking for lipstick for fair skin, you want to wear dark lipstick shades or light lipstick shades, we have got it covered.
If you are wondering whether you have a cool or warm skin tone, simply see if you have more blue or green veins on your wrist. If you have more blue, you are cool toned and if you have more green, you are warm toned.
1. What lipsticks suit fair skin? - If you need a lipstick for fair skin, like the amazing Emma Stone, then opt for light lipstick shades of brown and pink beige. If you have cool undertones, try nude, light mocha and light mauve. If you have warm undertones, go for light pink peach lipsticks like Rimmel Lasting Finish in Pink Nude. Steer clear of dark lipstick shades such as bronze or mocha.
2. What lipsticks suit medium skin? - If your skin is medium like the gorgeous Mila Kunis then plum, raspberry and cherry reds are the right lipstick for your skin tone. For those with cool undertones, you should wear rosy pink and cranberry. Try this Elizabeth Arden Color Intrigue Effects Lipstick in Teaberry Shimmer. Go for bronze and copper shades if you have warm undertones. Stay away from light lipstick shades such as nudes as they are too close to your natural skin tone and will make you look pale.
3. What lipsticks suit olive skin? - For those rocking olive skin like J-Lo, you cannot go wrong with light brown and dark berry. For both cool and warm skin tones, try brick red, brown red and caramel as many olive skin types actually have a mix of cool and warm undertones. Avoid orange reds and pink reds as they will make your skin look yellow.
4. What lipsticks suit dark skin? - If you have a dark skin like one of our favourite models, Jourdan Dunn, a dark red is the right lipstick for your skin tone. In fact, it is much easier to find shades to suit darker skin rather than finding a lipstick for fair skin. Any dark lipstick shades or plum tones will look fabulous. Try this sultry shade, Revon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Black Cherry. For skin with cool undertones, go for ruby red and wine but for warm undertones opt for honey and bronzed colours. The one to avoid is orange as it can bring out yellow undertones in the skin.
Now you know how to shop for the right lipstick for your skin tone. Remember, you can check out more lipsticks by filling in our beauty quiz and seeing your own personal recommendations.