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How to Choose Your Lip and Cheek Shade Based on Your Skin's Natural Undertone

March 17, 2021 2 min read

 

How to Choose Your Lip and Cheek Shade Based on Your Skin's Natural Undertone


Ever see someone rocking a lipstick shade and wondered if you could pull it off too? Or worse, you
do try it and it just doesn’t look the same on you?Samesies. Before you tell yourself you can’t play with fun lip colors, it’s important to know that 1) youcan and 2) it’s all about knowing what shades will complement your skin tone! Different shades + different skin tones = different results, and we’re here to help you find out what category you fall into so you can shop better and feel better wearing the lip shades that are right for you! 

How to Choose Your Lip and Cheek Shade Based on Your Skin's Natural Undertone

Warm Undertones

If you have warm skin, you have more yellow or golden undertones (think olive skin). Corresponding warm colors in a richer shade than your skin like terracotta brown (you don’t want the color to get lost!) complement your skin the most, but that’s not all! Pops of orange and red look stunning on you, enhancing your skin’s bronzed look.

What your skin tone is like:

  • Golden, yellow, or an olive hue
  • Gets a bronze glow or tan easily in the summer

What shades you rock:

Pro Tip:If you haven’t tried either of these shades, and want to learn how, you’re in luck! Our beauty goddess Nydia has a Dusty Rose tutorial to show you different ways to slay this stunning shade, and our girl Niara shares 3 must-try ways to effortlessly rock Riveting Red!

 

How to Choose Your Lip and Cheek Shade Based on Your Skin's Natural Undertone

Cool Undertones

Mirror mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all? Why, it’s cool undertones, of course! If you have cool undertones, you have lighter skin than others, which is a great canvas for a standout color! Try either a lipstick that has cool undertones like purples, cherries, and berry colors—the contrast will make you stand out amongst the crowd without being extra (although we live for that lip drama). For an everyday shade, stick with pinks to complement your everyday look and skin.

What your skin tone is like:

  • Lighter/fairer skin
  • Red or pink hues
  • Burns/turns red rather than tan in the summer

What shades you rock:

Pro Tip:If you haven’t tried the Plum Lip and Cheek, our fair beauty queenCourtney has the perfect Plum Lip and Cheek tutorial just for you! To feel tickled in pink, check out Morgan’s easy-to-achieve tutorial using the shade Perfectly Pink!

 

How to Choose Your Lip and Cheek Shade Based on Your Skin's Natural Undertone

Neutral Undertones

We’re not Switzerland when it comes to neutral undertones— we love your skin and you should, too! Neutral undertones can typically rock a variety of shades. Mauve shades are great for medium-neutral skin, pinky tones for fairer skin, and berry shades for darker-neutral undertones.


What your skin tone is like:

  • A mixture of warm and cool tones
  • Can either turn red in the summer or get a bit of a glow

What shades you rock:

Pro Tip:If you’re new to our neutral shade, we’ve got you covered! Our beauty guru Pauline has the perfect lip cheek tutorial to strut your stuff in Mauve.


Want to learn more about how to match your skin tone? Take this quiz to determine the undertone of your skin to apply the perfect foundation or concealer shade!

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