How To Choose The Best Lipstick Colors For Your Skin Tone - Wylde Grey

How To Choose The Best Lipstick Colors For Your Skin Tone

Finding the right shade of lipstick for your complexion, coloring, personal preference, etc. is not as easy as going to your local department store and saying, "That one!" For starters, it's important to know your undertones—those pesky base colors in your complexion that seem to appear only when you're wearing the wrong shade. They usually skew warm, neutral, or cool. If you're curious as to where you fall, consider the following:

  • Are you more likely to burn in the sun or tan? If you burn, your undertones are cooler. If you tan, your undertones are warm.
  • What does your foundation say? Most foundations/concealers/tints will tell you what tones they best suit, but if they don't, a Google search will probably point you in the right direction.
  • Look at the color of the veins on your wrist—blue usually means cool and green usually means warm, but if you can't quite tell, you might be neutral.
  • Once you've found your undertone, choose a lipstick with a complimentary coloring. Blue-toned lipsticks (think: deep classic reds) look great on cool faces, for example, while peaches and oranges are better suited to warmer colorings.

It's a journey of sorts—one that requires a lot of trial and error, plus a few hundred swatches, before finding The One. Browse Wylde Grey's choices below:


The Best Lipstick Color For Dark / Medium Skin



ROUGE COCO BLOOM Hydrating Plumping Intense Shine Lip Colour Shade - 160


The Best Lipstick Color For Olive Skin

Red Orange


Westman Atelier Lip Suede Shade - Pip - Poppy Red


The Best Lipsticks Colors For Fair Skin, very fair: True Pink


ROUGE COCO BAUME Hydrating Beautifying Tinted Lip Balm Buildable Colour - Shade - 936 Chilling Pink


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