Makeup Tips: Your New Trademark Lipstick Color

March 10, 2014

Red lipstick may be timeless and oh-so-sexy, but variety is the spice of lipstick life. Follow these makeup tips to match your personal skin tone with a bold shade that you never thought you could pull off!

Orange
Orange is a tricky color to master, but it has been growing in popularity on the runway in recent years.  Choose with care: a mismatched skin tone and lip shade can leave you looking like you just scoffed a packet of Doritos.

For light skin: some say true oranges are the way to go, but nothing looks lovelier on pale skin than a peachy pastel.
We love: Revlon Moon Drops Lipstick in Blasé Apricot

For medium skin: the orange-red looks perfect on olive and tanned skin types.
We love: Nars Lipstick in Heat Wave

For dark skin: luckily for those with darker skin, you can be courageous and pull off a much louder orange color.
We love: MAC Morange

Purple
A purple lip is edgy and most women probably don’t think they can wear it, but it is all about finding a shade that suits your skin. You can always opt for purple-reds or purple-pinks if straight purple is a little intense.

For light skin: unless you loved Lorde’s deep purple lip look at the 2014 Grammy Awards, avoid the gothic look by choosing a lighter shade with pinkish undertones.
We love: MAC Up the Amp

For medium skin: plum shades of lipsticks will accentuate your warm skin color.
We love: L’Oreal Paris Infallible Le Rouge Lipstick in Persistent Plum

For dark skin: once again, you can basically wear whichever shade tickles your fancy, from pastel lilac to hues of deep purple.
We love: ModelCo Party Proof Lipstick in Purple Sangria

Fuchsia
Fuchsia lipstick is bold, beautiful, and surprisingly suits most (if not all) skin tones. Perfect for a night on the town or the absolute focal point of your daytime look, fuchsia lipsticks are severely underrated.

For light skin: a true fuchsia is definitely a bold choice, but eye-catching is what you are aiming for.
We love: MAC Girl About Town

For medium skin: a warmer toned fuchsia often complements an olive or tanned skin tone.
We love: Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor in Fifth Avenue Fuchsia

For dark skin: go bright or go home! Fuchsia isn’t for the lighthearted.
We love: Smashbox Fuchsia Flash

What’s your favourite bold lip color?

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