The Best Lipstick Shades To Wear This Fall For Every Skin Tone

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It’s that time of year again to make swaps in everything from your clothes to your beauty products. When it comes to kicking your fall beauty routine into full swing, you’re likely switching your go-to lipstick shade for something new in your arsenal. If your signature look this summer was a nude hue, you’re probably leaning toward vampire swatches for cooler months or perhaps even pops of pinks. Here’s the thing: Most lipstick shades aren’t universal, and sometimes it’s best to go with what complements our unique skin tones. Here, we break down a few shades to consider for both day and night based on every type of complexion.

Left to Right: Alessandra Ambrosio, Alicia Vikander, Issa Rae. Photos: Getty Images

Avoid creating a harsh contrast against pale skin with shades that are ultra dark. For daytime, pink and peachy hues can bring out your features, while at night cool undertones can complement your fair skin.

Lipstick shades with warm hues will work best to bring out your complexion. In comparison to other shades such as grays or taupes, pinks and reds won't wash you out.

Women with olive skin are lucky—they can play around with plenty of lipstick shades. Try a peach lip during the day and a purple lip at night for fun.

For medium skin, try a rosy shade that's slightly brighter than the natural state of your lips. At night, a sandy nude will add the right amount of contrast between your lips and the rest of your face.

A luminizing shade will bring the natural color of your lips to life, which is great for daytime. At night, opt for a classic red to complement the warmth of your skin.

Women with medium-deep skin should try metallics for the perfect sheen during the day and brighter shades and pops of color for a cool contrast at night.

Accentuate your deep complexion with a bright shade of pink or red. Try a bronze shade to add a hint of glimmer at night.