How many times have you found yourself staring at lipstick shelves, not able to pick a shade that perfectly matches your skin tone? Because honestly, there are so many different undertones, consistencies and finishes that make your trip to the beauty store a daunting task.

But, here’s the secret! The secret to picking the right lip shade to complement your skin tone is nothing but knowing your skin’s undertones. Most people fall into one of the two categories: warm or cool skin undertones. Those with warm undertones have a golden or olive hue, whereas, the ones with cool undertones have lighter skin. Read on to find out which lip colour works best for your skin tone...

Light skin tone
 

Light skin tone

It’s hardly a task to pick lip shades for fairer skin tones. While most hues will go well with your complexion, it is best to pick darker shades as they will stand out on fair skin. From oxblood reds, fuchsias to deep plums, you must go all out and experiment with darker, bolder shades.

Try: Lakmé 9 to 5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip & Cheek Color - Plum Feather and Elle 18 Color Pop Matte Lip Color - Red Spin

Medium or wheatish skin tone
 

Medium or wheatish skin tone

Selecting a shade that’ll pop and not look OTT at the same time can be a little tricky for medium skin tones. But, don’t worry! We’ve got you covered. During the day, you can pick nudes and corals to up your glamour quotient, whereas, for the night, you can make a statement with burgundy, wines or berries.

Try: Lakmé 9 to 5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip & Cheek Color - Burgundy Lush and Elle 18 Color Pop Matte Lip Color - Berry Bestie

Dusky skin tone
 

Dusky skin tone

Contrary to popular belief, dusky skin tones are the easiest to pick a lipstick for. While neutral tones like peach and copper brown work great for the day; shades like magenta and taupe look brilliant on dressy evenings.

Try: Lakmé Absolute Lip Tint/Pout Matte - Magenta Magic and Lakmé 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Lip Color - MB3 Brownie Point

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