Finding the best lipstick for your skin tone is never easy, but worth the effort as they’re are the perfect way to change up your look without having to spend hours in front of the mirror toying with different eye shadows and other such makeup products. A great lipstick is like a good pair of shoes, put it on while wearing a LBD for an instant glam hit, they can take you from day to night in just one swipe!
From a classic red to those summer coral shades, there’s something for everyone! But it goes without saying that some colours are definitely better suited for different skin tones. While bright reds can work wonders on girls with pale skin, darker, rich orangey reds warm up darker, more olive skin tones.
Really bright lipsticks aren’t for everyone but give them a go! The summer months are the perfect time to rock a statement lip; you’re more likely to be browner and can carry off a punchy pout. If you’re feeling brave and fancy something a bit adventurous why not try a purple.
Adding a pop of colour to your lips is the perfect way to spice up a plain outfit. Something highly pigmented will also draw attention away from other areas of your face, so wear one if you’re struggling with dark circles or problem skin!
Nude shades are a no-brainer! They’re suitable for the office and go great with a bronzed smoky eye, so don’t be afraid ladies, it’s all about finding that perfect colour. We know it’s hard with so many shades out there, and we don’t all have hours to try on every lipstick in the shop, so we’ve saved you loads of time (you’re welcome) and down the hard part fro you, by finding the most coveted lipsticks we love and breaking them down into the right skin tones: fair, medium and dark, so you can rock the most flattering statement lip.
Meet the matte lipstick that won’t dry your lips in the slightest. Although the finish is matte, the formula of these gorgeous lippies are super creamy and glide on. Plus, the shade range is stunning!
Charlotte Tilbury’s latest collection is inspied by some of the most beautiful women in the world. Our favourite is this perfect punchy coral, created with mega babe Emily ratajkowski in mind.
This balmy lip colour keeps your pout feeling soft and supple for hours, this coral colour is our favourite pick.
Mimosa, jojoba and sunflower wax in this luke lippy will keep your lips looking incredibly soft and feeling oh-so smooth all day long. There’s 24 shades in the range, but this is our must-have!
The long-lasting formula in these gold encased lipsticks stays put for up to 12 hours, so keep one in your clutch for your night out and you'll wave bye, bye to reapplying.
Sisley's Phyto Lip Twists, £29, are the crème de la crème of lip colour. The super-luxe formula is full of moisturising ingredients that feel ultra comfortable on the lips whilst staying true to colour all day. We're not the only one who love them, as there are eight twists sold every minute worldwide! Our fave shade? Has to be Lychee (11), just one swipe of the creamy pink-meets-brown makes the perfect suits-all nude lip.
This YSL luxe lippie is a velvet pink that will leave your lips looking seriously luscious.
New Look’s lipstick in Mink is a sheer, pinkish nude that won’t wash you out and for just £3.99 – it’s a steal!
For darker skin reach for a more orangey red like Revlon’s Super Lustrous Lipstick.
Go for a pastel lippy like Barry M’s Lip Paint, it will brighten up a darker complexion and leave your pout peachy.
For a statement lip, pick a pigmented purple. This one from Nars will be sure to give you a power pout!
Brooke Shields has teamed up with MAC to create this beautifully bright orange-red lipstick, which will help brighten up your skin.
DHC’s Premium Lipstick is a browner natural-looking nude thats perfect for AW14 and will help warm up your complexion.
If your skin is pale Illamasqua’s lipstick is the perfect dark red for you, plus the blue undertones will help your teeth look pearly white.
Lipstick Queen’s metallic red is full of flecks of gold and copper and will work wonders on olive skin tones.
Pair this Burberry lippie with some gorgeous gold eye make-up. The orangey undertones will help to perk up olive skin.
One slick of this Avon stick on medium/olive skin gives a subtle light brown. Build up with layers of lippie for a stronger colour.
This L’Oreal lipstick is a pretty pink red with a matte finish that will make medium complexions look like they’ve got a sun-kissed glow.