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


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.

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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.

Sheer Gel Lipstick in Understudy


Marc Jacobs Beauty

Ecstasy Lacquer in Four Hundred


Giorgio Armani

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.

Rouge Shine Lipstick in Miss You


Sephora Collection

MatteTrance Lipstick in McMenamy


Pat McGrath Labs

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.

Peach Kiss Lipstick in Everything Is Peachy


Too Faced

Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lip Color in Swank



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.

Melting Pout Lipstick in Gel-Ful



Nude Lipstick in Brew



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.

Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer


Fenty Beauty By Rihanna

Audacious Lipstick in Shirley



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.

Vice Lipstick in Conspiracy


Urban Decay

Rouge Pure Couture Dazzling Lights Edition Lipstick in Le Fuchsia


Yves Saint Laurent

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

Rouge Double Intensite Ultra Wear Lip Color in Extremely Pink



Colour Riche Lip Color in Bronzine