The Perfect Berry Lipsticks for Your Skin Tone

September 24, 2020
Sarah Ferguson
By: Sarah Ferguson | by L'Oréal

Is there a shade of lipstick more perfect for fall makeup looks than berry? We think not. In addition to being rich, sultry and so appropriately autumnal, one of our favorite things about the lipstick color is that there are so many variations to choose from. You’ve got your dark, moody berry shades, your punchy, pinky-purple hues and everything in between. There’s no wrong choice, but if you need help narrowing down the options, we’re sharing our favorite berry lipsticks for light, medium and dark skin tones below. 

person with light skin tone wearing berry lipstick

Berry Lipsticks for Light Skin Tones

YSL Beauty Tatouage Velvet in Anti-Social Prune

This vibrant berry shade (seen above) will help warm up a light complexion. We love that the lip stain has a lightweight matte finish that feels comfortable on lips (another plus for the cooler months). 

L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Satin Lipstick in Berry Parisienne

For a lighter, more pink shade, our pick is Berry Parisienne. Consider it an amped up neutral. 

person with medium skin tone wearing berry lipstick

Berry Lipsticks for Medium Skin Tones

Maybelline New York Super Stay Matte Ink in Composer

This vampy red shade (worn above) has a purple tinge that’s sure to turn heads. It’s especially flattering on cool-toned medium skin. Check out our guide to determining your skin undertone here.

Lancôme L'Absolu Rouge Intimatte Lipstick in Kind of Sexy

For a warmer berry shade, try Kind of Sexy. The sangria berry color is rich and statement-making, yet perfect for everyday wear, plus the formula provides a creamy and hydrating matte finish. 

person with dark skin tone wearing berry lipstick

Berry Lipsticks for Dark Skin Tones

Uoma Beauty Badass Icon Matte Lipstick in Funmilayo

This gorgeous shade pops against dark skin tones. The formula contains mango butter to keep lips hydrated. 

NYX Professional Makeup Shout Loud Satin Lipstick in Into the Night

This grunge-y berry lippie (seen above) complements deep skin tones, not to mention looks super cool. Wear it with a neutral eye.

Photos (from top):  Alanna Martine Kilkeary, Sarah Ferguson, Malaika Nicholas

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