How To Know If Lipstick Suits You? [Color Guide]

Calm, smile, kiss Lips with pomade in three different holes
  • Knowing your skin’s undertone can help you select the best lipstick color for your skin tone
  • Cool undertones: bluish-purple, pink, red, or ruddy undertone
  • Warm undertones: yellow, peachy, golden, or olive
  • To pick a dark lip color, find the undertone of your skin and match it to the color
  • For bright lips, choose a color that compliments your skin tone
  • Nudes are available in different shades for cool, warm, and neutral undertones

As I applied my daily layer of makeup, my best friend knocked on the door to my bedroom. “I need your help,” she said, before rushing in. “I have a special occasion tonight and I don’t what color lipstick to wear.”

We sat down at my vanity and I began to apply my own lipstick as she watched. After a few minutes, I asked her what her natural lip color was. “I’m not sure,” she said. “I’ve never really thought about it.”

(This guide is one of my favorites for figuring out if a lipstick will suit you:)

So we took a quick trip to the drugstore and picked up a few shades of lipstick in different colors and undertones. We swatched them on the back of her hand and quickly eliminated all but two shades.

The first shade was a cool purple that made her complexion look washed out. The second was a dark brick red with warm undertones that complimented her skin tone perfectly. “This is it,” I said, as she stared at herself in the mirror.

She thanked me for my help and we went back to my room to finish getting ready for our night out. The next time I saw her, she had a huge smile on her face and told me that the lipstick color I had helped her choose was perfect.


So do you know if lipstick suits you?

How to know if lipstick suits you? You can tell by how you look in the mirror, how others complement the shade, whether it goes with your undertones, and more!

Buying the lipstick shade that suits you may seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. There are different ways to tell whether a lipstick suits you, for example;

  • You Know What Suits You Best
  • You Ask A Professional
  • You Know Your Undertones
  • You Style It Differently
  • You Know Your Makeup

Let’s find out more about it.

You Know What Suits You Best

While wearing lipstick shades for some time, you may understand what suits you best. Plus, people are complimenting you on wearing such lipstick shades. So, over time, you gather the confidence to select the colors of your choice.

It may take some time for beginners, but once you learn what looks good on you, selecting the right lipstick shades for yourself will come naturally.

You Ask A Professional

Lot of lip stick testers in make up in superstore
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When you enter Sephora, you see experts and professionals to guide you in the right direction. They can help you find the lipstick shade that will change your look! Well, jokes apart, but they can help you.

So, if you are unsure about the lipstick shades, it’s best to let an expert help you with the final choice.

You Know Your Undertones

It’s good to know whether you go with warm or cool undertones. It’s vital as it helps find the right colors for your complexion. If you get the best of both worlds, you may have neutral undertones; thus, everything would look good on you!

It’s best to understand your undertones and pick the colors accordingly, whether for lipstick or anything else! Then, you can educate yourself on what’s best for you. After all, you are unique, and you deserve the best.

You can also ask a professional to help you find the undertones if it’s hard to figure out on your own by watching different tutorials and reading articles online.

You Style It Differently

Even if the lipstick shade doesn’t suit you, you have some tricks up your sleeves. You can mix the shade with your favorite lipstick and style it differently.

You can create a new lipstick shade by mixing different colors and seeing what works in your favor. Then, when you are creative and understand your looks, it will be easy for you to find a viable solution. So, try creating a new lipstick shade and see if it helps!

Mix, match, and try different ways to wear the lipstick and see what works in your favor. You can also use the lipstick as a blush, and it’s even possible to use it as an eyeshadow. So, when you know what colors look good on you, it would be easy to style yourself in different ways.

You Know Your Makeup

Professional makeup artist teaching trainee in salon
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Knowing your makeup, you can pick the right lipstick for yourself. In addition, you know how to balance the colors and what goes with the overall look of the day.

If you are a professional makeup artist or someone who understands makeup in detail, you will know what works for you!

On the other hand, if you are a beginner and don’t understand what suits you, take your time. Makeup skill is easy to master, but you need to focus. Many tutorials are available online to help you start, and you can even enroll in makeup courses to learn the art of makeup and use the right lipstick shade that suits you.

Wrapping It Up

When you wear makeup for some time, finding the lipstick shade that suits you will be easy. It’s easier if you know your undertones. Plus, you can always ask a professional to guide you in the right direction when things go south! Educate yourself on how to apply makeup and styling. It will be easy if you know what you are doing!