This Trick Makes Every Single Lipstick Work for Your Skin Tone

Hallie Gould
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We're constantly trying to find lip shades that work best for our skin tones—we're all different, after all. We've studied our undertones (cool, warm, or a mixture of both), but the artists backstage at Prabal Gurung changed everything. Apparently, you can customize any hue to work for you. We're calling it: Bespoke lipstick is about to be the next big thing.

MAC makeup artist Romero Jennings explained how the brand made the same hue work for every girl in the show: “MAC has created this lip palette for F/W 16. But in true Diane Kendal fashion, she's going in and taking this red cranberry color and mixing it with a concealer that matches the models’ individual skin—it’s really clever. That means you can take one lipstick and stretch it so the color works for every skin tone. This one, we’re using Sultry Mauve, becomes the most beautiful, fresh, light pastel that complements all complexions. It’s just genius to think about doing that. A color that works on everyone!”

MAC Pro Lip Palette in 6 Editorial Oranges ($40)

Ed. Note: We're using this similar palette until the one MAC used backstage comes out!

He continued, “As your skin changes throughout the season, you use a different concealer. So, this way the one color can work all year. It’s a blurred I’ve been kissed look. It’s not heavy; we’re using soft brushes for the lip as opposed to a traditional lip brush. There’s no defined line. It’s real, it’s raw, it’s individual.”

He slyly added, “I’ve seen her do it at more than one show, so new trend alert!”

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