Choosing the best lipstick shades for your skin tone


Lipstick is the first thing that comes to mind when we think about cosmetics. The shape of your face may be radically changed by colored lips. A poor lipstick color decision might rapidly destroy your whole image. So it’s important to choose a color that goes well with your skin tone.

These seven recommendations are being given to you by Bright Side with great pleasure to help you choose the best lipstick shade.

The science behind lipstick

Applying makeup can be a ton of fun since you get to play around with different colors, textures, and shapes. In many countries, women often incorporate cosmetics into their everyday routines. Since many of us don’t stop to think about the components in our favorite products, we’ll discuss a few of them. The main ingredients in lipstick are beeswax and oils, often olive oil. The structure of the lipstick is provided by the first ingredient, while the gloss is provided by the second. To enhance the illusion of fuller lips, the product sometimes contains capsaicin, a chemical component found in chili peppers. The product’s color and fragrance are then created by chemists by adding pigments, dyes, and perfumes. In order to preserve the skin of the lips, most contemporary lipstick formulas now incorporate extra ingredients including vitamin E, moisturizers, aloe, collagen, and sunscreen.

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How to Evaluate the Undertone and Tone of Your Skin

You are born with your skin tone, yet you may not even be able to articulate it to someone else with precision. In order to determine the proper foundation and concealer color for your skin tone if you use any kind of face cosmetics, you must first understand it. Additionally, being aware of your skin tone may help you choose accessories, cosmetics, and clothing in beautiful tones. In the past, the phrases “light,” “medium,” and “dark” sufficed to specify a proper match, but the wide choice of face cosmetics and foundation brands available today, many of which have more specific shade ranges, necessitates a deeper understanding of the unique hue of our skin.

However, figuring out your exact skin tone doesn’t have to be difficult. Just review a few fresh terms first.



Learn the meanings of the words surface color and “undertone” first.

The words you might use to describe your skin to a stranger, such as “light,” “tan,” “dark,” etc., are examples of surface color.

Your skin may fit into one of the four (general) color categories below for your convenience:


is the lightest range of skin tones. You probably burn quickly and have bright or red hair.

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People with “light” skin often have warmer undertones than those with fair skin (more on that in a moment). The summer may be the ideal season for tanning.

Medium –

Your skin tone is tan with warm gold or olive undertones.


The range of skin tones that is darkest.

You probably already have a good general idea of your skin tone, but if you’re having difficulties identifying the difference between, say, fair and light, there are a few things you can do.

Several environmental factors may have an impact on your overall skin tone. Tanning is the most common example, although there are others like as rosacea, hyperpigmentation, dark spots, acne, and general

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Understanding Your Skin’s Undertone

The undertone is the next topic, which is often one of the most misunderstood (or ignored) aspects of skin tone. An undertone is essentially the color tone that lies behind the surface hue of your skin. Contrary to surface color, which may change with a tan or other brightening agents, your undertone is unaffected.

The three undertones are as follows:

Cool: When it’s chilly, the skin has a blue undertone.

Warmth: A golden or peach undertone.

Natural: A neutral undertone is neither cold nor warm. For darker skin tones, a neutral undertone may have an olive hue.

Finding your undertone requires a little more work than finding your overtone. Sadly, it’s more of a guessing game than your surface color; however we do have a few exact tactics you may use. From us, a recommendation? After trying each, use the average of your results to support your undertone.

Redness may change how you perceive your skin’s hue.

Your lips are one of the most distinctive features of your face. Our lips have a particular shape from the Cupid’s bow to the bottom curve, much like a fingerprint. Knowing the contours of your lips may help you discover new, appealing ways to accentuate your natural pout or opt for a dramatic look with various lip products.

If you’re interested about what it is and how to make it stand out, grab a mirror and keep reading for some tips on how to figure out your lip shape without a lip chart.

Full Lips

Lips with fullness all the way around and no gap between the top and bottom make up the most common lip shape. Simply choose a shade from the L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Reds of worth Satin Lipstick range that will draw attention to the volume and contours of your lips’ natural skin to enhance this form.

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Two Large Upper Lips

This lip type may be distinguished by the top lip being fuller or larger than the bottom lip. To add a slight touch of definition, use a lip liner, such the L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Lip Liner, to draw attention to your natural lip shape. For various skin tones, the collection includes a number of nude tints.

If you like to balance out your top-heavy lips, delicately draw the liner on your bottom lip just outside the lines to make it seem larger. The remaining area of your lips should next be filled in with lip liner that is confined inside the top lip’s contours.

Wide Lips

Your broad lips, which often extend from cheek to cheek and are longer than they are full, create your characteristic smile. Try an ombré lip to balance out your shape if you’d want to create the impression of a pout with more height. Pair two complementing, creamy lipsticks, such as L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Satin Lipstick’s Nature’s Blush and Peach Fuzz, to get the desired effect.

Use the paler color to initially fill in your lips. The outer corners of your lips should then get the richer shade using a little lip brush. To create a seamless transition where the two colors overlap, combine them.

Flat Lips

If one’s lips are about the same width and height with rounded edges, they are considered to have a round lip shape. Apply your lip appearance to give your lips a bit more width even if you won’t need help with fullness.

Use a lip liner, such as the L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Matte Lip Liner, to complete your shape. Just beyond the perimeter of your lips, draw a line at the outside corners of your pout. As you go closer to the center, keep lining your lips in line with their natural shape, and then apply color there to finish.

 Large Lower Lips

When your lower lip is larger or fuller than your upper lip, you have a bottom heavy lip shape. To create a lip look that highlights your upper lip, softly draw outside of your natural lip line with the L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Makeup Anti-Feathering Lip Liner. Then, carefully follow the lines as you like your bottom lip. Finish up by tinting your pout and waving goodbye to your uneven lip shape!

Slim Lips

Lips with a thin shape are described as being naturally thin and having minimal volume. To draw attention to thin lips and make them look larger, you might gently overline them with lip liner. Apply a little amount of a lip gloss that will instantly volumize and be dramatically plumped, such as L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Gloss Plump.slim lips

Bow on the Lips

Lips that resemble a bow have a big size and an arched upper lip. To give your lips a little lift, swipe on a glossy lip gloss from the L’Oréal Paris Glow Paradise Lip Balm-in-Gloss collection. Pomegranate extract and hyaluronic acid work together to moisturize and nourish lips while also adding a glossy layer of color.

Lips in the Form of a Heart

A broad Cupid’s bow on top and a sharper lower lip are typical features of lips with a heart-shaped form. To attract emphasis to your lovely figure, apply a highlighter like the L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Glotion Natural Glow Enhancer. It effortlessly applies like a face moisturizer and provides a natural shine.

Downward Curled Lips

This lip shape gets its name from the little downward slant at the corners of the lips. To define the lines of your pout, use a lip liner like the L’Oréal Paris Color Riche Matte Lip Liner and a little bit of concealer.

Concealer should initially be used to blend the corners of your lips into your skin. Then, as you can probably guess, use your lip liner to outline and “redraw” the corners of your pout upward.

How to Choose the Best Lipstick Color for Your Skin Tone

Knowing the undertone of your skin can help you concentrate on color schemes that go well with it. Whether you’re looking for a neutral shade for regular wear or something bold and eye-catching, knowing your undertones may help you choose colors in the right color family. This is especially important as you prepare for the wedding. Any color scheme should center around the bridal dress, so it’s important to use soft, neutral hues.

Keep in mind that choosing a color also involves choosing a finish and feeling. Even though they look matte, certain lip colors might be too overpowering when applied as a gloss.

RMS Beauty offers lip makeup in a variety of finishes. Our Wild With Desire lipstick is very pigmented and has a perfect satin finish. If you prefer a gloss, our Lip Shine gives your lips a little color without leaving them feeling waxy or sticky.


For cool undertones, look for lip colors with similar base tones.

For instance, cherry red or other colors with a blue or purple undertone. Any shade of berry will, for the most part, go well with someone who has cool undertones.

It may be challenging to choose lip colors without yellow and orange undertones when using reds and corals.


You may select your lipstick colors without having to worry too much about hue families if you have a neutral skin undertone.

You may select from practically any color family since your undertones are neutral. If you want to play it safe, rose gold colors look fantastic on practically any skin tone.

If you have light skin, subtle pinks add color and enhance your complexion. Dark skin tones look well with rich berries, whereas medium skin tones look great with nothing on and mauves.


If you have warm, golden, or olive skin tones, you should look for the same undertones in your lip color.

Look for reds with an orange undertone, like terracotta and brick. You can also pull off gorgeous chocolate and tawny red tones.

Getting Bright, Dark, or Nude

There is always confusion about how to dress for a major function. What if you need the perfect red color for a black tie affair? Or maybe a reason for donning a gorgeous nude?

As long as the skin’s undertones and the lip color are complementary, any skin tone may wear practically any hue. You meet your spouse in this way.

Choose dark lip colors

If you have dark skin, it doesn’t mean you have to stick to these colors, and if you have light skin, it doesn’t mean you can’t try a deep, vampy red or a dark plum.

When selecting a dark lip color to go with it, take into account the undertone of your complexion.

For people with cool undertones, blue/purple bases in shades like deep plum and blackberry accentuate skin tone and provide a stunning appearance.

With neutral undertones, violet, browns with red undertones, and plum colors look great.

Darker colors look great on warm undertones. Search for darker shades of red, berries, and purple.

Pro tip: Wearing black lipstick need not be intimidating. Your lip color will remain in place and feel comfortable if you exfoliate your lips beforehand, thoroughly moisturize them, and use a lip liner.


You may wear an electric blue, violet, or even a hot pink lip color if you match the base shade to the undertones of your skin tone.

There are no limitations when it comes to chilly undertones. Bright colors appear better on those with lighter skin tones and colder undertones. Look for electrifying blues, vivid violets, and pinks without an orange base.

If you have neutral undertones, you might also try lip colors in the hues of red, orange, or even vivid yellow. If you’re impatient to try a bright pink, use magenta or another color that leans closer toward purple.

If your skin tone has warm undertones, you can wear oranges unlike nobody else. Warm undertones may also be complemented by metallic colors like metallic purples and coppery reds.

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Neutral-colored lips may help draw attention to the eyes or just complete a professional look. On the other side, improper nudity could give off an unhealthy, pale vibe.

If you want cool undertones, don’t use too much beige. Keep your nude lip color in the pink family to avoid looking pasty. Think about getting a nude lip color that is one or two shades darker than your true lip color.

For neutral undertones, caramel colors like taupe and coffee work well. A light pink gloss is another option that can keep your lips hydrated.

Make sure the nude you choose has enough color to contrast with your complexion if you have warm undertones. Your skin’s golden undertones will be highlighted by naked outfits with shimmer and golden tones. If the color of your nude clothing is too close to that of your skin, you could seem washed out.

Safe colors

It’s crucial to keep in mind that not all lipstick colors are risk-free. Lipstick may include harsh substances like lead and coal tar. Coal tar is often used as a pigment in commercially available lipsticks; it is frequently denoted on the ingredients label by the initials FD, FD&C, or FDC along with the color indication (red, blue, etc.).

To avoid these components, shop with confidence from a business you can rely on, like RMS that never makes use of harmful materials or known allergies.


Last Word of Advice!

Despite the fact that you have warm undertones, you’re unsure about which lipstick shade will look best on you due to how uneven your complexion seems. Uneven skin tone is a fairly common problem with a very easy solution. You can easily even out your skin tone with the use of a good foundation product that improves your complexion (not cover it up).

For a more permanent solution, look for a product that aids in the natural balancing of your skin tone.

A great skin care product that evens out uneven skin tone and keeps skin hydrated is Kakadu Evening Beauty Elixir.

Keep in mind that you don’t have to stick to a certain color family simply because you have a light or dark complexion. You may wear a kaleidoscope of colors if you choose tones that complement the undertones of your skin tone!