Choosing the Right Lipsticks for your Skin Tone

Lipstick and lip liner

While Lipstick is a vital staple in any woman’s makeup bag, there is no doubt shopping for lipstick can sometimes be a tad overwhelming. With so many colours available at the makeup counter, it can be hard to find the right shade. Always keep in mind; lipstick colours depend solely on your skin tone and certain colours have the ability to make or break your face. Be careful to go for colours that flatter your skin tone instead of flaw it.

Fair Skin

Fair skin - Peach, Coral and Pink Lipsticks

Women with fair skin look great in lipstick shades such as peaches, light corals and pinks. Avoid browns as they can wash you out.

Celebrities such as Tonto Dikeh, Rita Dominic and Eku Edewor, fall into this category.

Fair skin - Rita Dominic

Fair skin - Tonto Dikeh

Fair skin - Eku Edewor 2

Medium Skin

Medium skin- Berry and Mauve Lipsticks

Women with medium skin stand out in lipstick shades such as berries and mauves. These colours compliment the skin tone a great deal. Avoid bright reds as they clash with the skin.

Celebrities such as Funke Akindele, Stella Damascus and Oge Okoye fall into this category.

Medium skin - Funke AkindeleMedium skin - Stella Damascus


Dark Skin

Dark skin - Browns, Deep Plums and Wine Red Lipsticks

Women with dark skin will benefit from lipstick shades such as browns, deep plums and wine reds. Avoid oranges as they can make the skin look drab.

Celebrities such as Genevieve Nnaji, Tiwa Savage and Yvonne Okoro fall into this category.

Dark skin - Genevieve Nnaji

Dark skin - Tiwa Savage

Dark skin - Yvonne Okoro

 Useful tips to remember:

–  Lip liner is your best friend. Fill in your lips with a lip liner prior to lipstick application. It will add to the wear time of your lipstick. Make sure the lip liner is similar to the lipstick colour.

– If you buy a lipstick and find it is too bright for your skin; do not abandon it in your makeup bag. Instead, use a darker lip liner to tone down the colour.


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