Score The Perfect Lipstick For Your Skin Tone

Fair Skin


Don’t stick to the old myth that pale skins should stick to pale lipsticks. Women with pale skin can pull of vibrant reds beautifully. Bold colors create a striking contrast against a pale complexion. Stick to blue-based shades for the most flattering results. Blue-based hues make teeth appear whiter too. We love L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Color Lipstick in Forever candy (as an added bonus, it’s on sale on Amazon right now!).

Medium Skin


Those with medium skin tones have lots of lip shade choices at their finger tips. Medium skin tones can pull of cherry reds and fuchsia shades effortlessly. If you’re looking for something more understated, nude colors work equally well with medium skin tones.

We’re fans of Maybelline New York Sensational The Loaded Bolds collection, especially Fiery Fuschia. (Currently on sale at Amazon).

Olive Skin


Women who are lucky enough to be blessed with an olive complexion can pull of some stunning yellow-based shades. Think orangey toned reds and corals in color-popping shades. Keep the rest of your make-up simple and fresh to keep the attention firmly on your statement lipstick, like this Amazon steal – e.l.f. Moisturizing Lipstick in Orange Dream.

Dark Skin


If you have dark skin, you’re the envy of lip-loving women everywhere thanks to your ability to wear any shade with ease. Want something a little different to your typical reds, berries and pinks? Try a dark and sultry lipstick in purple for striking results. Deep purple may sound like a little bit too much, but it’s stunning against darker skin tones.

Want to try the look? NYX Soft Matte lip creams Dark Purple collection is on sale at Amazon right now.