What Shade Of Lipstick Are You?

<span class="author-by">by</span> Samantha <span class="author-surname">Stratton</span>

by Samantha Stratton

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Take this What Shade Of Lipstick Are You quiz to find out. We update the quiz regularly and it’s the most accurate among the other quizzes.

Imagine you’re at your favorite retailer’s lipstick aisle, and despite having a plethora of options, you’re still stuck wondering, “What color lipstick should I wear?” There are so many various lipstick undertones, consistency, and finishes that your beauty buying excursion may appear more like a quest than an enjoyable outing. Even for me, as a professional makeup artist, looking for a new hue is no easy task. But here’s the thing: it doesn’t have to be intimidating. Lipstick skin tone charts can be helpful (we’ve included one below), but the truth is that all you need are a few essential criteria and you’ll realize that choosing a lipstick color for your skin tone is actually fairly simple.

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First and foremost, you must determine your skin’s undertone (bonus tip: this can help with choosing a foundation, too). The vast majority of people fall into one of two categories: warm or cool. If you’re having difficulty determining your undertone, you might be neutral (a mix of both warm and cool). Also, you must try to play this What Shade Of Lipstick Are You quiz.

How to Spot Cool Undertones: If your complexion has a pink, red, or bluish color, you have cool undertones.

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If the veins in your wrist look blue, if silver jewelry complements your complexion, or if your skin burns in the sun before obtaining a tan, your undertone is cold.

Blue or purple undertoned lipsticks are the finest for cool undertones (not to be confused with an actual blue or purple lipstick, though that would be equally as stunning). When it comes to red lips, for example, aim for deep bluish-reds (think cherry red) rather than ones that lean more orange. For nude lips, a rosy, pink nude can be used to enhance the natural blush of your lips, or a taupey beige can be used for a more subtle effect. When in doubt, a tinted balm can adjust to the color of your lips and complement a range of appearances (it also hydrates).

How to Spot Warm Undertones: If your skin has a yellow, golden, or olive tint, you have warm undertones.

If the veins in your wrist appear green (rather than blue), if gold jewelry complements your skin, or if you tan easily, your undertone is warm.

Lipsticks with warm tones are the ideal lipsticks for warm undertones. Consider bright oranges, brick reds, and terracotta browns. Going for a naked date? A solid rule of thumb is to match your lipstick shade to your skin tone. For example, if your complexion is light, use a milder nude; if your skin is darker, choose a richer nude.

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How to Spot Neutral Undertones: You have neutral undertones if your skin has a combination of pink and yellow at the base.

Those with neutral undertones look nice with silver as well as gold jewelry. Fortunately, with this undertone, a wide range of hues are complementary. Pink tones suit fair complexion, mauve tones suit medium skin, and berry tones suit dark skin.

If you’re having trouble picking the right lip color for your skin tone, keep in mind that your undertone will correspond with the shade you choose—cool undertones look best in cold lipsticks, warm undertones look best in warm hues, and neutral undertones can go either way.

It’s crucial to understand that skin tone and undertone are not the same things. The depth of your skin (fair, medium, dark, or deep) might fluctuate depending on the season (fairer during the cooler months, deeper during warmer seasons). Then there’s the undertone, which reflects your skin’s basis. This means that the prevalent belief that pale skin cannot be warm or deep skin cannot be cool is simply that: a belief.

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