How To Find The Right Lipstick Shade for your Skin Tone

Do you ever walk to a makeup counter to try on a lipstick only to be disappointed that it doesn’t suit you?  Well, it happens to everyone!

Finding the perfect shade can be easier for you if you do a bit of research first.  But thankfully, I’ve done all the research for you!  You no longer have to feel rejected by a lipstick because I have a cheat sheet on what shades suit your skin tone.

Step 1: Determine whether you’re cool toned or if you have warm undertones
To determine this, look at your veins – if they look blue, you’re cool toned.  If they look green, you have warm undertones.  Or, if you seem to be a mix of both, this basically means you can pull off anything, yay!

Step 2: Identify what shades work best with your undertone
If you’re cool toned, you’re best off finding shades with blue or purple tones in them.  Whereas if you have warm undertones, you’re best off looking for shades of lipstick with warmer hues: such as orange.

Step 3: Try finding shades suited to your skin tone
If trying to figure out your undertone isn’t working for you, simply find shades that are suited to your skin tone!  If you need a bit of a hand, have a look below to see what works for you.
If you have fair skin with cool undertones, you will find that pink, red and berry lipsticks will do wonders for your skin tone!

People with fair skin but with yellow undertones will find that orange, orange-reds, coral and hot pinks are your best pick!
If you have medium-tan skin, reach for warm pinks, deep purples and beige nudes, oranges and bright reds.
Those with a darker skin tone look fabulous in berry, pastel shades and bright orange.

You can create your own signature The Lip Lab lipstick with the lip colour consultants in Wintergarden when you spend $200 in centre, or simply create your own lipstick from $55!

Amber is a fashion and beauty blogger for Fashion Avenue – a visual diary of her personal style and reviews of the best products to hit the shelves. She juggles a number of projects being a freelance journo, but loves nothing more than catching up with her friends, eating Italian food and dreaming of overseas adventures.