How To Find The Best Lipstick For Your Skin Tone

So much lipstick, so little time!

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Who doesn’t love a power lip coming into the Autumn months?

From red to purple, and pink to nude, there’s a colour to suit everybody. The make-up world can be a minefield to navigate when it comes to products, information and even shades, but we’re here to break it down so you can find the best lipstick shade just for you.

There are three different skin tones: cool, warm and neutral.

Each tone has undertones which make certain colours pop in the same way that clothes look different depending on whether you have sallow olive or pale skin.

We all have a specific shade of lipstick we like to wear, but have you ever wondered how you can find the best shade for you and your skin tone? Here’s the best way to find that perfect statement lip for the Autumn season.


Cool Undertones

Many think that if their skin is on the paler side that they’ve got cool toned skin, when in actual fact it has nothing to do with the colour of your skin but the undertones.

Most cool toned people have a pink, red or blue-ish hue to their skin. You can also tell your tone from the shade of the veins in your wrist. If they’re visibly blue and silver jewellery suits you over gold then you’ve got cool toned skin.

When it comes to lipstick shades, cool toned gals will need to look towards blue and purple undertone lipsticks – but we don’t mean you to sport bright blue lipstick on your next night out!

When we say blue and purple undertones, we mean red shades that have a blue tone instead of an orange one, or nudes with a purple undertone as opposed to a pink or brown one.

These cool undertone lipsticks are must-tries.


Nars Lipstick in Ravishing Red, €29.50


Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick In Shade Penelope Pink, €34


Rare Beauty Lip Souffle Matte Lip Cream in Strengthen, €23

Warm Undertones

Most people with warm-toned skin will have a yellow or golden hue to it. Your veins in your wrist will appear more on the green side than blue and if gold jewellery is more complimentary on you than other shades.

When it comes to lipstick shades, bright oranges, terracotta browns and brick reds will look stunning on your yellow toned skin.

Give these cool toned lippys a go for the most jaw dropping pout yet!


Nars Air Matte Lip Colour in Pin-Up, €31.50


Anastasia Beverly Hills Satin Lipstick in Butterscotch, €23


Mac Lipstick in Morange, €26

Neutral Undertones

People with neutral undertones are quite lucky as it means they have a mix of both yellow and pink tones as a base, making it a lot easier for them to choose colours to wear both in terms of lipstick and clothing.

Neutral toned gals should try pink shades for fair skin, mauve shades for medium skin and berry shades for dark skin  – although most shades suit you no matter your skin hue.

You’re one lucky duck getting to try out any shade you wish! Here are some of our fave shades for the neutral toned gals.


Too Faced Lady Bold Em-Power Pigment Lipstick in Unafraid, €24


Huge Beauty Power Bullet Matte Lipstick in Rendez Vous, €34.99


Laura Mercier Rouge Essentiel Silky Creme Lipstick in Plum Sublime, €26