June 13, 2013 Makeup.com Spotlight

Color Coding: The Best Lip Shades For Your Hair Color

Here at MDC, we believe any lipstick 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 finding the most flattering lip colors just for you.

Brown or black locks frame the face, creating a beautiful 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 Super Stay 14 Hr Lipstick in Fuchsia Forever, Yves Saint Laurent Rogue Volupté in Red Muse, Kat Von D Painted Love Lipstick in Reddish Coral
Blonde hair surrounds your complexion with light, so golden-haired gals look especially good in sheer, iridescent shades. For a fresh spring look, we love coral, peach and pink hues.
MDC Picks: Giorgio Armani Rouge D’Armani Sheers Skin Lacquer in #505, Lancôme Rogue in Love Lipstick in Ever So Sweet, Too Face La Crème in Nude Peach
Red hair naturally adds warmth to your complexion, so lip colors with hints of brown or apricot will enhance the look without clashing with your locks. Also, ditch the idea that redheads can’t wear red lipstick. As long as you choose a warm 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: Thinkstock, L’Oréal Paris


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