September 15, 2016 Makeup.com Product Picks

The Best Vamp Lipsticks for Every Skin Tone

We're just one week out from the first day of fall, and it's got us thinking about a few of our favorite things (in no particular order):

  • Pumpkin Spiced Lattes 
  • Tall boots and scarves 
  • The vampy lip

Vamp lipstick is the perfect way to add a bit of polish to your everyday makeup look. And the beauty of the vampy lip is that it looks great on every skin tone—it's really just a matter of finding the right shade. Here we tell you which vamp lipstick shades work best with fair, medium, olive and dark skin tones. 

Vamp Lipstick Different Skintones

Fair & Light Skin Tones

If you have fair skin with cool undertones, choose berry shades that run blue. And remember to warm up your cheeks with a bit blush to avoid looking washed out! If you have fair skin with warm or neutral undertones, opt for deep plum and rich violet shades.

Shop the Look: NYX Simply Vamp Lip Cream, Maybelline Lip Studio Color Jolt Intense Lip Paint in Berry Naughty


Vamp Lipstick on Fair Skin

Medium Skin Tones

Medium skin tones have a wide range of lipstick options, due to neutral undertones. From wine red to brick red, oxblood and burgundy—you can’t go wrong! If you do sway towards the cooler side, opt for a deeper plum, while maroon shades complement warmer skin tones.

Shop the Look: Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Seismic (Sheer Shimmer) and Disturbed

Vamp Lipstick for Medium Skin

Olive Skin Tones 

Just about every vamp lipstick shade complements golden olive skin tones, but brown and mauve are your best bet. High drama looks good on you, so don’t shy away from it!

Shop the Look: NYX Full Throttle Lipstick in Loaded, YSL Rouge Pur Couture The Mats in Prune Virgin


Vamp Lipstick for Tan Skintones


Dark Skin Tones 

Deep berries, plums and purples are the way to go, and with your rich complexion, you can pull off the boldest shades. If your skin tone is on the warmer end of the spectrum, choose a shade with brown undertones. If your skin runs on the cooler end, opt for vamp shades with blue undertones.

Shop the Look: L’Oréal Le Rouge in Everlasting Plum, Giorgio Armani Rouge D'Armani Lipstick in Night Viper

 

Dark Lipstick for Dark Skintones

 

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Which vamp lipstick shade works best with your skin tone? Share your lip pick in the comments below! 



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