With all this talk of undertones and skin tones, we’ve started to be a lot more selective when it comes to choosing appropriate makeup shades. Despite what we’ve been taught though, when it comes to lipstick, we’re left with countless colours that work for any and every skin tone. That’s good news both for our wallets, and for our creativity. Here are a few of our favourites for you to add to your makeup arsenal.
Orange is great for achieving a bright lip that’s sure to make a statement. This means it’s able to complement even the fairest of skins and in fact, its contrast will allude to a slightly darker tone than you’re letting off. Try Urban Decay Cream Vice Lipstick in Bang for smooth application and nourished lips.
This beautifully feminine shade works wonders because it’s the perfect match for just about anything. The best part is that it actually picks up the natural colour of your lips and enhances it which is why it suits everyone. We love Lancôme Rouge in Love Lipstick in Rose Pitimini for its feather-light texture.
You can’t go wrong with a good red lip, especially because it’s one of the most complementary colours. Its deep, bold colour stands out against dark skin, while alluding to a porcelain appearance when paired with fair tones. We recommend L’Oréal Paris Color Riche Matte Addiction in Haute Rouge that’s enriched with Camellia oil for enhanced comfort and hydration.
You wouldn’t think a shade of this nature would look good on, say, light-skinned gals, but quite the opposite is true. This colour is perfect for a subtle look and is one of the most versatile shades to wear. You can’t go wrong with Maybelline’s Color Sensational Lipstick in Nearly There that’ll glide effortlessly across your lips.
The best part about this shade is that it’s buildable allowing for both a statement look, and a sneaky pop of colour. It beautifully complements every skin tone because of its ability to highlight your best facial features. Try NYX Professional Makeup Extra Creamy Round Lipstick in Violet Ray for lips that burst with colour and in a velvety finish.