May 8, 2013 Makeup.com Spotlight

Color Coding: The Best Lip Shades For Your Hair Color

Here at MDC, we believe any lip color can work for you if you pick one with the right undertones. If it sounds complicated, don’t fret–we put together a foolproof guide to help you find the most flattering lip colors for you. Brunettes Dark locks frame the face, creating a great canvas for bold makeup choices. This spring’s punchy pouts in bright orange or fuchsia are great contrasts for dark-haired ladies, as is a classic red pout. MDC Picks: Maybelline SuperStay 14HR Lipstick in Fuchsia Forever, Yves Saint Laurent Rogue Volupté in Red Muse, Kat Von D Painted Love Lipstick in Reddish Coral Blondes Blonde hair surrounds your complexion with light, so blondes look especially good in sheer, iridescent shades. For a fresh spring look, we love coral, peach and pink hues with blonde locks. MDC Picks: Giorgio Armani Rouge D’Armani Sheer Skin Lacquer in #505, Lancôme Rogue in Love Lipstick in Ever So Sweet, Too Face La Crème in Nude Peach Redheads Red hair naturally adds warmth to your complexion, so lip colors with hints of brown or apricot will enhance your look, without clashing with your locks. Also, ditch the idea that redheads can’t wear red lipstick. As long as you choose a cool hue that’s not too orange, red can be very flattering. MDC Picks: Tarte Glamazon Pure Performance 12-Hour Lipstick in Wild-Cool Red, Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro in Casual Pink, Maybelline Color Whisper in Go Nude

MDC Tip: To make sure a lipstick flatters your skin tone, try it on with a bare face. This allows you to see how a color looks on you without being distracted by the rest of your makeup.

What’s your go-to lip color? Let us know in the comments, or join the conversation on Facebook. Photos: John Lewis Magazine, Riches for Rags, 12 Stone Holloway, We Heart It

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