Best Lipstick Color for My Skin Tone

Have you ever find yourself staring at the lipstick shelves and get lost and confused where you question your entire existence? I can still remember how confused I was when I was in a certain makeup store in our area way back to my humble start of this makeup journey. There are tons of various undertones, finishes, and consistencies that make a display in the makeup aisle that seems to be more of a task than a fun adventure. I am not an exception on this for I know it is challenging to look for a fresh new shade. However, it doesn’t have to be a daunting effort. Why? It’s because it will be easy and much more convenient for you once you have some key guidelines that will help you find the best lip color for your skin tone.


Knowing your skin’s undertone could help and assist you in so many things especially in the fields of beauty and fashion. Most of the people fall into two categories such as the warm and cool. For instance, fair skin has the cool undertones while olive skin has the warm undertones. If you find it confusing to determine your undertone, chances are you are on the neutral which is a combination of both warm and cool. Today, I will be sharing some quick tips that would help you find your skin’s undertone and the perfect lipstick’s shade to match.



If the blood in your veins looks bluish or you have a pink or red hue to your skin, you are for sure a cool tone. As mentioned, you can tell that your undertone is cool if the veins in your wrist appear to be blue. Silver jewelry looks best on you.

Cool Tone

Lip colors with purple or blue shaded undertones will look best on you. If you wish to have a red lip, refrain from choosing the orangey shades and go more into deep-bluish reds. A friendly reminder to be mindful of the too light kind of shades for they can wash you out and I know you don’t like that.

The MAC lipsticks I could recommend for this type of skin tone are the following:


  1. MAC Please Me
    MAC Please Me MAC Please Me on Fair Skin MAC Please me on Medium Skin
  2. MAC Chatterbox
     MAC Chatterbox MAC Chatterbox Lipstick  MAC Chatterbox on Olive Skin 
  3. MAC Dangerously Chic
    MAC Dangerously Chic  MAC Dangerously Chic Lipstick  MAC Dangerously on Olive Skin 
  4. MAC Faux
    MAC Faux MAC Faux Lipstick MAC Faux on Fair Skin 
  5. MAC Girl About Town
    MAC Girl About Town MAC Girl About Town Lipstick MAC Girl About Town Lipstick on Olive Skin 
  6. MAC Runner
     MAC Runner MAC Runner Lipstick  MAC Runner on Olive Skin 



If the blood in your veins looks more greenish or if you have a golden, yellow, or olive hue to your skin, you are a warm tone. Gold jewelry complements very well on you.

Warm Tone

Lip colors in warm tones will look best on your warm undertone. Hence, you can go for orangey or red colors.


The MAC lipsticks I could recommend for this type of skin tone are the following:


  1. MAC Ladybug
     MAC Ladybug MAC Ladybug Lipstick  MAC Ladybug on Fair Skin 
  2. MAC Viva Glam I
    MAC Viva Glam I MAC Viva Glam I Lipstick MAC Viva Glam I on Asian Skin
  3. MAC Lady Danger
    MAC Lady Danger MAC Lady Danger on Fair Skin Dark Skinned Woman Wears MAC Lady Danger
  4. MAC Ravishing
    MAC Ravishing Lipstick MAC Ravishing MAC Ravishing on Indian Skin
  5. MAC Hang-up
    MAC Hang-Up MAC Hang-Up Lipstick MAC Hang-Up on Asian Skin



Those people who have neutral undertones could rock both silver and gold jewelry, and a massive range of colors could complement your skin. For you, lip color is a free-for-all.

Neutral Tone

If you are still confused and struggling to determine your undertone, please do not worry about it despite the idea of you having the basic understanding of your skin tone. Fair skinned people will look radiant in deep and bold colors which give contrast to their tone. If you feel that you are much more of an olive toned, nudes, corals, and pink will suit best for you. If you have a darker tone, go for a dark shade such as the MAC Verve or you could opt for a berry lip.

MAC Verve Lipstick MAC Verve MAC Verve on Indian Skin

I would say that you are free to wear whatever shades make you feel beautiful although wearing the right lip color for your skin tone is essential if you want your lips to look their best, but there are also the dos and don’ts of picking the right lip colors for your skin. However, I would also want to add some lip tips for everyone:


  1. A bigger chance that you can afford the hot lip color when you find it hard to afford the trendy dress of the season. You can use that chance to change up your look.


  1. Use a lip gloss if you want to make your lips look bigger. Also, you can use a highlighter in your lip’s bow for a boost. I would recommend the MAC Strobe Liquid on this one.


  1. Remember the general lip rule: the darker the color, the smaller the lips will look which would apply the same for the eyes. Also, the brighter and lighter, the larger they’ll see.


So, again, remember that the lip color is all up to you. If you are happy in a coral, but it doesn’t align to the guidelines, don’t be sad about it for that is okay. We should feel the prettiest in whatever choice we make that makes us both happy and confident in ourselves. There will be a lot of beauty gurus who would tell you to stay away from the ashy shades for they would wash you out, however, looking a little gray is what I try to achieve.


Now that you have an idea or you already know the right lipstick shade for your skin tone, figure out the steps in doing smokey eyes.

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