Choosing the best lipsticks for your skin tone can be tough! It’s best to swatch lipsticks (if you can) before you buy them, so you’ll know how they’ll work for you.
Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick in Tannin: This color is a deep, ruby red. Both the lipstick and the High Pigment Pencil (also in Tannin) have a creamy formula, so they apply easily and have a beautiful color payoff. Because the formula is so smooth, it can smear easily. I seal Tannin by blotting it multiple times, then dusting my lips with translucent powder.
MAC Girl About Town Amplified Lipstick: In my opinion, Girl About Town is one of the best lipsticks to have in any lipstick lover’s collection! It’s a blue-based hot pink with lots of staying power that would look great on any skin tone. The Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in More to Love can sometimes be a little dry, but the Girl About Town’s creamy formula makes up for that!
Butter London Lippy Tinted Balm in Toasted Marshmallow: This lipstick is as close as I’ve gotten to finding a nude, matte color that works well with my skin tone, but I’m still looking for the perfect match. It has peachy undertones that liven up the lipstick and keep me from looking like a zombie! The Make Up For Ever Lip Line Perfector is a colorless lip liner that helps to prevent lipstick from feathering outside of the lip line. I didn’t buy a lip liner to match Toasted Marshmallow, so the Lip Line Perfector does a great job keeping my lipstick right where I want it.
Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo in Vivid: The lipstick on the left, Violet, is a bright neon purple, while Palomino is a neon reddish-pink. The Vivid duo, like Bite Beauty’s Luminous Creme Lipstick in Tannin, has a velvety texture and boldly pigmented colors. I pair these with the Make Up For Ever Lip Perfector pencil to ensure the cleanest lines. Bite Beauty has consistently provided some of the best lipsticks I’ve ever tried – They come in great colors, are highly pigmented and have amazing staying power!
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in San Paolo: NYX consistently makes awesome budget-friendly makeup that applies well, has great colors and surprising staying power. The San Paolo is a beautiful rose color and a cotton candy scent that’s light, not cloying. The doe foot applicator can be a little tricky to master, but it’s not difficult after a little practice. Though the lip cream has a matte formula, it’s not drying at all. Just make sure to moisturize your lips before applying to avoid a crackly look!
Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey: This is a sheer plum-colored lip product that’s super moisturizing and feels more like a balm than a lipstick. It builds very well, so I’m able to achieve anything from a sheer, barely-there tint to a darker wine-colored stain. It rubs off easily, so be prepared for frequent touch ups.
Butter London Lippy Sheer Lip Gloss in Stroppy: I’m not usually a fan of lip glosses, but this one is awesome. It looks more purple in the tube than it does when applied to my lips. The gloss actually appears clear with golden flecks when on the lips. It’s only slightly sticky and feels pretty moisturizing.
Revlon Colorburst Balm Stain in Smitten: This is the last product my list of favorite lipsticks, but it’s certainly not the least! I’ve been a fan of the Revlon Colorburst Balm Stains for awhile, and this shade, Smitten, is no exception. This lightweight, magenta stain also has a refreshing minty scent that leaves a little tingle on my lips. Like Clinique’s Black Honey, the Revlon Colorburst line does tend to migrate off of the lips and onto my coffee cups. Thankfully, the Colorburst Balm Stain’s chubby pencil shape makes re-application a snap!
There aren’t any coral-toned lipsticks in this group, but after seeing Makeup & Beauty Blog’s coral lippie roundup, I might just have to pick up a new color!
Which one of these lipsticks do you like the best? If your favorite lipstick didn’t make the cut, let me know what it is in the comments!