There are so many different lipstick undertones, consistencies, and finishes that make a trip to the makeup aisle seem more like a mission than a fun jaunt. Once you have a few key guidelines, it’s quite easy to find the best lip color for your skin tone.
If you have a pink, red, or bluish hue to your skin, you are cool toned. You can tell your undertone is cool if the veins in your wrist look blue, silver jewelry complements your skin, or you tend to burn before you tan.
The best lipsticks for cool undertones have blue- or purple-shaded undertones. So when you go to choose a red lip, steer away from orangey shades and veer more toward deep bluish-reds.
If you have a yellow, golden, or olive hue to your skin, you likely have a warm undertone. You can tell your undertone is warm if the veins in your wrist look green, gold jewelry complements your skin, or you tend to tan fairly easily.