How To Rock A Red Lip Whatever Your Skin Tone

Simmer down and pucker up. With the festive season truly in full swing, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to round up the perfect lipstick shade for your skin tone




Very fair skin

SUVA Beauty Moisture Matte Liquid Lipstick

From £18.00 

If you’re ultra fair and find yourself struggling to find a lipstick that will match your skin tone, mix things up and try out a shade that has a coral undertone to it. If coral isn’t your thing, why not try a blue-based shade – the cooler tones will compliment your skin without totally washing you out.

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Fair skin

MAKE Beauty Matte Lipstick 

From £20.00 

For the fairer-skinned, a statement red shade is your new best friend. Make sure the red you go for has a blue undertone in the formula, as the cool shade is complimentary to skin with a pink undertone

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BY TERRY Terrybly Velvet Rouge Liquid Lipstick 

From £30.00 

Olive skin tone

If you’re lucky enough to have olive skin, go with a fresh, orange-based red lip – this will really make your lips pop and brighten up your whole look. Olive skin means green undertones, which is perfectly complemented by an orange-based shade. Rock this beauty look all year round, especially helps with brightening up tired skin!

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Medium skin tone

GIVENCHY Rouge Interdit Lipstick 

From £25.50 

For a medium skin tone, rock an orange-toned red or a plum-based shade to complement skin with a yellow undertone. The warmer shade will brighten up an entire look and a plummy, red wine shade is perfect for the winter season.

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Dark skin

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture The Mats Lipstick 

From £28.00 

If you’re dark-skinned, go with the blue undertone rule. Rock a bold red shade with cool undertones for the perfect, statement red lip. Use this beauty rule to rock all year long to freshen up any beauty look.

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