How to Choose the Best Lipstick for Your Skin Tone, According to a MUA

Afton Williams

How often do you find yourself staring at the shelves of lipstick, feeling lost, confused, and questioning your entire (beauty) existence? There are so many different undertones, consistencies, and finishes that make a trip to the makeup aisle seem more like a task than a fun jaunt. Even for me, as a makeup artist, it’s no cakewalk digging for a fresh new shade. But here’s the thing: It doesn’t need to be a daunting endeavor. Luckily, once you have a few key guidelines, it’s quite easy to find the best lip color for your skin tone.

First and foremost, it helps tremendously to know your skin’s undertone. This little detail can actually assist in many fields of beauty and fashion, so it’s great to have it in your arsenal. Most people fall into one of two categories: warm or cool. Those with cool undertones tend to have fairer skin, while those with warm undertones have a golden or olive hue. If you find it really hard to determine your undertone, there’s a chance you’re neutral (a mixture of both). Below, I’ve put together a few quick tips that can help you find your skin’s undertone as well as the perfect shade of lipstick to match. Keep scrolling to find your best lip color.

Now that you know the right lipstick shade for your skin tone, figure out the right hair color for your skin tone as well.

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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