Ever been in a situation where you ordered a pink lipstick that you loved online, only to find that when you wore it, it made your teeth look yellow or totally washed out your complexion completely? When you look at pink lipsticks online, you can be sure that the swatches they show do not nearly correspond to the actual shade of the lipstick.

So to better your chances of hitting “add to cart” on the right shade, here are some terms to keep an eye out for when buying pink lipsticks.

How to shop online

Knowing your skin tone and skin undertones will help you while picking a pink lipstick. You can have pink undertones, yellow undertones or neutral/olive undertones. Your skin tone may fall under fair, medium or deep skin tones. Keep these in mind when you choose a pink lipstick.

For fair skin tones
 

For fair skin tones

Look for sheer pink shades and mauve pinks that suit fair complexions well. Try the Lakmé Absolute Matte Ultimate Lip Color with Argan Oil in Orchid Pink if you want a bright shade or the shade Petal Pink from the same range if you just want a sheer hint of colour.

For medium skin tones
 

For medium skin tones

Look for pinks with caramel base notes or peachy notes. These complement neutral undertoned skin very well. We love the Lakmé 9to5 Primer + Matte Lip Color in Coral Date and Blushing Nude.

For deeper skin tones
 

For deeper skin tones

Bright, bold colours look stunning on deeper skin tones, so do not be afraid to experiment with the range of fuchsia and red-pinks that are available. Try the Lakmé 9to5 Naturale Matte Sticks Lipstick in Fuchsia Alley or Candy Centre to bring out your complexion.