Let’s be real: Lipstick is the makeup product you can have the most fun with. Your makeup look can be totally transformed with a single swipe, and depending on your hair color it can either complement or contrast in the best way. Ahead, find our top five picks with natural hair colors in mind — and we encourage you to not only match these, but mix them as well.
Blonde hair works well with a cool toned lip — and that’s why we chose Urban Decay Hideaway Lipstick as its number one complimentary shade. The cool undertones of this mauvey purple-pink lipstick give a blonde’s makeup look the grounding it needs, while the airy matte color adds a touch of personality to your makeup look as a whole.
If your blonde locks fall more on the bleached to white end of the spectrum, we recommend going bold with a gray-toned matte lippie. The Maybelline Powder Matte in Concrete Jungle will do the trick since its cool tone will further enhance your crisp blonde-to-white strands. If the gray feels too cold to you, try mixing it with a little purple lipstick to warm up the tone ever so slightly.
If there’s anything we can assess about brunettes, it’s that they really know how to rock a nude lip. If you have naturally brown hair, stick with light brown to nude shades that complement both your complexion and your natural hair color. We love the Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink in Loyalist for this reason — it’s neutral, pigmented and lasts all day.
If your hair is on the darker side, we adore a nice moody deep maroon lip to complement the rich tone of your locks. NYX has the perfect answer to this: Club Hopper, a brown toned deep red with a little bit of attitude. We love how it balances out dark brown and black hair hues yet still flatters lips.
We love a good red, but we love a good red on a redhead even more, and that's why we chose the Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge in 151 as our go-to. What’s amazing about 151 is that it will completely bring out the really red undertones in your hair while also making it look brighter.
About the Author:Alanna Martine Kilkeary is a native New Yorker and an assistant beauty editor at Makeup.com. She has had the opportunity to grace the digital pages of Harper's BAZAAR, Rolling Stone and Teen Vogue with her words and skills. She runs a literary infused fashion blog in her free time, her heart belongs to William Shakespeare, and most importantly, she believes that Wes Anderson should serve as art director for the entire universe.