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How to Choose the Right Lipstick for Your Skin Tone

Choosing the right lipstick can be really hard. Not every lipstick color look good with every skin tone, and that’s why you should find the shade that suits you best. If you’re not sure what color works well with your skin tone, we’ll help you find out. Makeup artists have shared their secrets on how to find the perfect lipstick color for every skin tone.

First you need to know what the undertone of your skin is. There are 2 types of undertones, pink and yellow. There’s a trick to find out which undertone your skin has. Take a look at the veins on your wrist. If they’re green you have a warm yellow undertone; if they’re blue you have a pink undertone and if they appear both green and blue you are the lucky owner of a neutral skin tone.

If you have fair skin tone:

The best lipstick color goes amazing with fair skin tone is nude. Orange based lipstick shades look great on fair skin. Choose a bold red lipstick and you’ll look amazing.


What to Avoid: Avoid wearing dark chocolate lipstick colors. They’re too contrasting with your pale skin.

If you have olive toned skin:

If this is your skin tone, then you can wear almost any lipstick color. Any color will look amazing on you. If you really want to wow people, try the coral shade. It’s the most trendy lip color at the moment.


What to avoid: Avoid wearing purple and brown lipsticks.

If you have dark skin:

Dark burgundy lipstick will make you look like a star. If you want to add a pop of color, try orange and coral shades.


What to avoid: Avoid using milky colors that have lots of white in them because they’re too contrasting.

Read about the skin tone commandments to learn what that means when it comes to skin care.