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Makeup · March 18, 2015

Find the Best Orange Lipstick for Your Skin Tone

If Your Skin Tone Is: Deep

The Shade: Smashbox Cosmetics Be Legendary Long-Wear Lip Lacquer in Orange Crush

Why it Works: Dark skin tones can pull off several variations of orange, says Lauren, as long as the color you choose is deepas opposed to pastellike this rich, pumpkin-ish hue.

Also Try: ModelCo SHINE Ultra Lip Gloss in Miami Sunset
##If Your Skin Tone Is: Medium-Deep
The Shade: TEMPTU Color True Lipstick in Coral Blaze

Why it Works: Choose a bright color that will contrast your complexion, like a fiery coral. Lauren suggests applying a matte formula like TEMPTU's with a brush for a crisp, precise look.

Also Try: Pixi by Petra Shea Butter Lip Balm in Coral Crush



If Your Skin Tone Is: Medium

The Shade: Beauty is Life Hot Red Lipstick

Why it Works: Red-orange shades brighten medium skin tones, making this tomato shade the perfect match. The reds stand out even more," says Lauren, "and make you look like you just got back from vacation.

Also Try: stila stay all day liquid lipstick in Tesoro


If Your Skin Tone Is: Olive

The Shade: MAKE Matte Lipstick in Tangerine

Why it Works: Olive skin has a lot of warmth to it, but can sometimes look sallow, says Lauren. Pick a rich orange, like this burnt sienna shade, to get a more bronzed effect.

Also Try: ModelCo SHINE Ultra Lip Gloss in Tangerine


If Your Skin Tone Is: Light

The Shade: W3LL PEOPLE Universalist Multi-Use Color Stick in #6 Satin Blood Orange

Why it Works: This muted blood orange shade brightens light complexions and brings out warmth in the cheeks, says Lauren. She also recommends experimenting with coral and red-orange shades.

Also Try: Cynthia Rowley Beauty Creamy Lip Stain in Poppy
## If Your Skin Tone Is: Very Fair
The Shade: Pre-Dame Lip Gloss in Luxe

Why it Works: Since very fair complexions usually have a lot of pink to them, Lauren suggests choosing a coral lipstick or peach gloss to warm up your face.

Also Try: Smashbox Cosmetics Be Legendary Lip Gloss in Gingerly or Jouer Moisturizing Lip Gloss in Tender