8 Popular Lipstick Shades That Look Awesome On Everyone

There is a shade for everyone - for every skin type, tone, look, and mood.

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The right lipstick shades are massive game-changers! The cosmetics world offers a lot of variety when it comes to lipsticks. Not just in the finish, types, and colors but also in the variety in the shades of each color. There are just too many stunning shades out there that you can invest in for different moods and looks.

Here, we look at some top-rated lipstick shades by women worldwide. From reds to pinks and browns, take a look at some of the all-time favorite lipstick shades. Keep scrolling!

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  • Moisturize Your Lips: Apply a lip balm or moisturizer to your lips to keep them hydrated and prevent the lipstick from settling into any fine lines or cracks.
  • Use A Lip Liner: Use a lip liner to outline your lips first to prevent your lipstick from bleeding
  • Blot Your Lips: After applying your lipstick, blot your lips with a tissue to remove any excess product and set the color.
  • Set With Powder: For longer-lasting lipstick, dust a translucent powder over your lips to set the color and prevent it from smudging.

Nude Lipstick

This is a color which can be worn on a sunny day, or to an evening occasion like at a party, with bold and dark eyes and still manage to take every man’s breath away! And hence we say it is a must have!

Initially, they could be a major quandary for most girls. Lipsticks in nude means choosing a color that is similar to your lip’s natural color. Nude lipsticks come in various shades, and which shade is the most suitable for you depends on your natural tone. What is nude for a pale skin tone will not make for an ideal nude look for a deep skin tone. So watch out ladies and tread carefully. Make sure that the shades suits you before you pick it.

But if you are still looking, then the MAC store is one place to definitely visit for this range.

Pink Lipstick

Pink is a shade that most girls like. It’s a universal girly girl color. Women of all skin tones can carry off pink lipsticks easily.

While choosing, remember that the most flattering shade for you is one that complements your natural skin undertones. If you have cool undertones, go for pinks with a blue or purple undertone like magenta, plum, lavender. If you have warm undertones, go for corals, peachy, or pastel pinks. Do your research, trial, and error, as pink is a must have for all girls, especially for teens who are newbies to the fashion and makeup world.

Another amazing thing about this shade is, no matter what your age is, pink suits every single person, with the undertone in mind, of course. It makes you look and feel vibrant and younger.

Focus on the shade you need here and not the brand. Every brand you can think of has an extensive pink range!

Berry Lipstick

Berry lipsticks can be good for outings with friends, especially where you need to be casual and chic. So it’s a must have. Nothing can replace it. There are various berry shades of lipsticks in the market specially termed as “Berry shades”. You need to apply your skin undertone research to these shades as well. Go for blue undertones with a cool skin tone and warmer shades for a deep skin tone.

Look out for the Maybelline, Revlon and MAC for shade choices! They really have some stunning options to pick from.

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In general, it is advised that berry colors look best on darker skin tones and those with medium skin tones should opt for a brighter version of the shade.

Brown Lipstick

Brown lipsticks are a craze among party lovers. This shade can never go out of fashion. But you need to tune it with right and good clothes. Not every piece of clothing suits brown lipsticks. If you go for dark cocktail dresses and a brown lipstick, then the odds are that people won’t be able to take their eyes off you. But if your dress is brown, then go for a lighter rather than a darker shade of brown and you’ll look dashing. A dark brown in this case will not have the same effect.

If you hair has red or copper highlights, then bronze brown shades and matte browns on your lips are definitely going to catch every single eye in a party! It’s no doubt a must have!

Go and check out every brand from Lakme to MAC. Never know which one of them has the right shade for you as there are many shades within each brand.

Go and check out every brand from Lakme to MAC. Never know which one of them has the right shade for you as there plentiful shades with in brand.

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If you want a dark brown tone, a matte finish is best. If you want a lighter shade, glossy finishes work well.

Red Lipstick

Red lips never go out of fashion. From Hollywood celebs like Angelina Jolie to Kim Kardashion to Katy Perry to Rihana and Beyonce to Kate Winslate ( remember the Titanic? Kate Winslet wore different shades of reds, somewhere dark, somewhere matte light red throughout the film except at certain occasions where she sported a dark nude/brown), this red lips fashion keeps coming back now and then at the red carpet.

It can give you a retro look or a modern chic look, depending on your hairstyle and the type of dress you wear. A matte finish during the day will give you a confident and self-assured air. Make sure you exfoliate your lips for a classy, matte look.

A glossy red lip for a night out will ensure you have all eyes on you. Do remember to go for a matte skin makeup if you have oily skin.

Maroon Lipstick

This is also a hot party favorite amongst the celebs and regular party goers. Something about this color simply oozes charisma and mystery. It can go well with most dress colors like reds, dark blues, or maroon itself. It is good for formal occasions and everyday office wear. In a matte finish, it can look really classy and formal.

Coral Lipstick

Coral is another shade that we deem a must have! This shade has the amazing ability to be eye catching and yet delicate at the same time. Yes, so you can still keep your soft and delicately feminine look while not having to be one step behind the more daring shades.

Here is another reason why it is a must have – there is a shade of coral that is made for every skin tone and shade. It is perfect for everyone and can look subtle and also playful depending on the shade that you pick!

Peach Lipstick

Every body wants to look fun and stylish at the same time. And the peach shades are just the way to go about it. This range of shades adds a very spunky feel to your whole look. And frankly speaking if your looking to keep you makeup simple yet insanely catchy, this is the way to go. This shade is best pulled out when your skin still has a dew shades of the tan on it. And if you tend to live in a zone where tanning isn’t a rare summer deal, you’re simply lucky!

For this shade, there is always MAC but you can also give Lakme, revlon and colorbar a try!

Aside from these shades, there are a few others you might want to give a try. Metallic lip colors like gold and silver are excellent lipstick options with a shimmer, if you want something that will stand out. A creamy mauve, opaque rose, or satin burgundy hue can be ideal for a more subtle look. A fuchsia holographic lipstick or frosted iridescent lipstick can give a splash of color and confidence to any attire.

Infographic: 5 Lipstick Shades That Will Suit Everyone

Universally flattering lip colors share a few important traits. They look good on everyone, regardless of their skin tone or outfit color. They are the go-to options that you can opt for if you are in a hurry and still want to create a stunning look. In the infographic below, we have listed out a few of these lipstick shades. Check it out to learn more!

5 lipstick shades that will suit everyone (infographic)

Illustration: StyleCraze Design Team

From nude, pink, berry color to brown, red, maroon, and peach shades, this article has some of the best lipstick shades you should try. Now it is your time to get your hands on the one that mesmerizes you and complements your skin undertone. Create the look you have always wanted to and steal the show because we are certain that with the shades mentioned above, you will definitely look like a showstopper. So what are you waiting for? Get started!

Frequently Asked Questions

Which lipstick shades are the best?

Always match the lipstick shade with your skin undertone. Shades of blue and purple are best for people with cool undertones. Warm shades of brown and orange suit warm undertones, while people with neutral undertones can flaunt any lip shades ranging from light nudes to deep wine hues.

Does matte lipstick make lips look bigger?

It doesn’t depend on the finish of the lipstick but on the shade. Dark matte shades make your pout appear smaller, while light and neutral shades can make them appear fuller.

Which lipstick shades are best for daily use?

Shades of pink, brown, and red are best for daily use. You may use a long-lasting sheer or matte formula.

Key Takeaways

  • There are a wide variety of lipsticks available in shades of reds, pinks, and browns that are extremely popular for their versatile nature.
  • Nude lipsticks are available in various shades. You should choose a color that matches your skin tone and lip color for the best nude makeup look.
  • Ones with a cool skin undertone can pick lipsticks with blue or purple mixed shades, while those with a warm undertone can opt for warm, peachy, or pastel shades.
  • Choose a lipstick shade to complement your eye makeup and clothing color for a put-together look.

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Image: Stable Diffusion/StyleCraze Design Team

Need some lip color ideas to pick a new favorite? Check this video for the top 10 lip shades that will enhance the beauty of your lips and have you experimenting with new and gorgeous shades.
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Angela Jackson

Angela JacksonLicensed Cosmetologist

Angela Jackson is a Maryland board-certified cosmetologist with over 28 years of experience. She received her cosmetology education from Dudley Beauty College in Washington, DC. She has trained under various hair and makeup artists and served bridal and in-salon clients and worked on various photoshoots and branding events. Angela offers hair care and styling, skincare, makeup application, as well as...read full bio

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