The Best Berry Lipsticks for Every Skin Tone
How much do we love berry lipstick? Let us count the ways… Is it the fact that they're blue-based by nature, making teeth look whiter? Or that there's just such a wide variety of hues that fall under the "berry" umbrella in general? It could be that even though you can play up the drama by picking different tones, in the end, they're classic, standby shades. But even with all of the above in mind, we think the winning attribute of berry lip colors is this: They tend to work on all skin tones.
While it's virtually impossible to take a one-size-fits-all approach to color, berry comes pretty close—it's the LBD of lipstick, if you will. That being said, there are some variations of berry that are more universally flattering than others. Keep reading to find your most reliable berry colors, with our favorite stain, gloss, and lipstick recs for each.
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A hair lighter than burgundy, maroon-ish plum should be a part of everyone's collection—the color just always works. You can opt for a delicate, romantic stain like the one seen here (try applying it with your finger for a similar effect), or take it to the next level with a super-saturated pout.
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As far as reds go, deep cranberry has quite the flattering effect on your smile: Thanks to blue undertones and its deep, rich hue, it tends to make your teeth look whiter by contrast. This shade also works well on all skin tones, but looks particularly flattering on both deep and porcelain complexions.
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