Beauty Guide : Choosing the right lip colour for your skin tone

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Hello Dolls and Gents, 

Many of us own a bunch of lipstick in our makeup collection, some that we wear all the time, some that never touched. There is a reason for that. When choosing a lip colour, we are often told we should choose it based on our skin tone, rather than our skin's undertone. If you would like to know what undertone you are read my post 'What is Your Undertone'. 

Here is a quick way of finding your skin undertone:
To find your skin undertone look at veins on your wrist in daylight. 

  • Blue veins = PINK OR COOL UNDERTONES 
  • Green veins = YELLOW OR WARM UNDERTONES 
  • Blue and Green Veins = NEUTRAL UNDERTONES 
Your skin undertone plays a role when choosing any makeup products because it has to complement each other or it is is just a hot mess. Here are a few tips when choosing the right lip colour: 

  1. Identify Your Undertone - With the most basics, everyone skin has undertones of either yellow or pink or both. Yellow is warmer, pink is cooler, both yellow and pink is neutral. Knowing your undertones is helpful when trying to find which lipstick look best yo you. 
  2. Know which shade work with your undertones - For yellow undertone, stick to warmer colours and for pink undertone, stick to blue or purple tone in them 
Now that we know the basis of finding the lipstick color based on your skin undertone, here are some of my recommendations: 


Pale Skin 

With Warm Undertones 

MAC Lustre Lipstick in Lady Bug 
Maybelline Color Whisper in Coral Ambition
MAC Pro Longwear Lip Creme in Overtime 
Revlon Super Lustrous Matte Lipstick in Really Red  

With Cool Undertones

MAC Satin Lipstick in Cyber 
Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick in Coral Queen
YSL Rouge Pure Lipstick in 52 Rosy Coral 
CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lipstick in Hot 

Fair Skin 

With Warm Undertones 

Jouer Hydrating Lipstick in Gigi
Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Fuchsia 
MAC Satin Lipstick in Sushi Kiss
L'Oreal Paris Infallible Lipstick in Enduring Berry 

With Cool Undertones 

MAC Matte Lipstick in Please Me 
NYX Matte Lipstick in Sweet Pink 
L'Oreal Color Riche Lipstick in British Red 
MAC Lustre Lipstick in Lovin' It (discounted, instead use MAC Sin) 

Medium Skin 

With Warm Undertones 

MAC Pro Longwear Lip Creme in Good to Go 
Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Sweet Nectar 
MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Ravishing 
Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Cinnamon Stick 

With Cool Undertones 

MAC Satin Lipstick in Faux 
L'Oreal Color Riche Lipcolor in Drumbeat Red 
MAC Satin Lipstick in Runner 
MAX Factor Vivid Impact Color Lipstick in Bitten 

Dark Skin 

With Warm Undertones 

MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Hang Up 
Revlon Superlustrous Lipstick in Siren 
MAC Retro Matte Lipstick in Flat Out Fabulous 
Wet n Wild Megalast Lipstick in Smokin' Hot Pink 

With Cool Undertones 

MAC Matte Lipstick in Chili
Sleek Makeup True Colour in Mystic 
MAC Amplified Creme in Girl About Town 
Maybelline Color Sensational in Plum Paradise 

Hope this was helpful to many of you. Keep in mind, anyone can wear these lip colour just find a way to make it work for you.  

Comment, Share, +1'd if you enjoyed this content. Do you wear any of lip colours, let me know in the comments below.  
















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  1. This is helpful. I never thought that knowing your undertone was important when choosing the right colour.

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