Finding the perfect lipstick for your skin tone

Finding the perfect lipstick for your skin tone

Finding the perfect liquid lipstick for your skin tone can sometimes feel like searching for a needle in a haystack. With countless shades available, it's easy to get overwhelmed. Fear not! In this blog post, we'll guide you through the process of selecting the ideal lipstick that compliments your unique skin tone, helping you achieve a flawless and radiant finish every time.

Before diving deep, let's understand your skin undertone.

There are three types of skin undertones: warm, cool, and neutral.

Warm Undertone

People with warm undertones will have hints of yellow, peach, or golden hues on their skin. The veins on the underside of the wrist seem to be green, and people with warm undertones tend to tan easily in the sun

Cool Undertone

People with hints of pink, red or blue undertones in their skin are characterised as cool undertones. Their veins on the underside of the wrist usually appear bluish and their skin often burns rather than tan in the sun.

Neutral Undertone

People with neutral undertones neither have warm undertones or cool undertones. They have greenish-blue veins, and a wide range of colors complement this undertone.

Tips to Determine Your Undertone

Jewellery Test:

Check which jewellery complements your skin better. If gold jewellery enhances your complexion, you likely have a warm undertone. If silver jewellery favours your skin complexion, your undertone is cool.

Check Your Eyes:

The colour of your eyes speaks a lot about your undertone. If you have green or brown eyes, you have a warm undertone, while blue or grey eyes belong to cooler undertones.

Vein Test:

Examine the veins on your wrist. If they appear greenish, you likely have a warm undertone. If they appear bluish, your undertone is cool. If you can't definitively discern the colour, you may have a neutral undertone.

Fabric Test:

Hold a piece of white fabric near your face. If your skin looks brighter, you have a cool undertone; otherwise, you have a warm undertone.

Choosing the Perfect Liquid Lipstick for Your Undertone:

Now that you have gained a lot of information about the type of undertone and how to determine it, let’s explore how to pick the ideal lipstick shade based on your undertone.

Warm Undertone:

Choose earthy and warm tones like coral, peach, or brick red. These shades will uplift your natural skin radiance.

How about a lipstick that is transfer-proof and glides on smoothly? Yes, you have read it right. Swiss Beauty Non-Transfer Waterproof Lipstick in shade Smoking Red is your go-to companion. It delivers a rich matte finish and doesn’t feel heavy on the lips.

Cool Undertone:

Shades like berry, plum, deep red, or mauve are perfect for cool undertones, creating a balanced look.

Neutral Undertone:

Lucky are those with neutral undertones as they can pull off a wide range of shades. You can experiment with both warm and cool tones to discover what complements your skin tone the best.

You can try out Hold Me Matte Lipstick in shade cute nude. One of the bestselling shades that complements almost every skin tone. The best part about this lipstick is that it has a 12-hour stay and is waterproof and transfer-proof. Don’t fret! You can dance and sip without any need for regular touch ups.

Some Other Factors:

Apart from your skin tone and undertone, your lip shape and size also play a pivotal role in choosing the perfect lipstick.

Here are some additional tips:

Fuller-looking lips: Bold and bright shades like reds, purples, or deep pinks can look stunning on fuller-looking lips.

Thin lips: Go for lighter, natural shades like nude, light pinks, or soft corals to create the illusion of fuller lips.


Finding the perfect lipstick shade becomes easy when you have an understanding of undertones, lip shape, and size. You can confidently choose a lipstick shade that will make you look and feel the best. Remember, makeup is a form of self-expression, so don't be afraid to play with colours and find the shades that resonate with your personality and style.

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