101 Lipstick Matrix As Per Skin Tone


Lipstick matrix as per skin tone.

I had never paid a lot of attention about my skin color or skin undertone when I picked a lippie for myself. My only catalyst was that it has to look good on me. Compliment my complexion and brighten up my face. This statute has been going for over a decade or even more. It’s only after I started reading about makeup and started following beauty blog I understood that there is a formula to pick the right shade of lippie as per each skin tone.

Here I have compiled a comprehensive list of lipstick that one may opt for as per their skin type. I am not an expert at this but this is after a lot of studying and understanding the different skin tones and colors that suit them best. These are all my favourite shades and shades I have come across. Ultimately you are the best judge what suits you best.

Hope this helps you pick a few more lippies. Pls feel free to add in your favourite lipstick in the comments column, along with your skin type so the readers may benefit.

Let’s celebrate the 130th birthday of the lipstick!
In 1883 two Frenchmen had the brilliant idea to make the red paste easier to use. Castor oil was added as well as beeswax and deer tallow to make it firmer and then the substance was rolled into small sticks and wrapped in tissue paper. On the 1st of May the lipstick was introduced at the Amsterdam World Fair.




(Very fair, Fair-Slightly Yellow base,Light Neutral)


Light Pink


Light Peach




Golden Brown

Drug Store Brand Avon Simply Pretty True Rose Revlon Colorburst: Peachy Coral Maybelline superstay lipsticks –Beige for good Maybelline Color Sensational 730


  Color Bar Lip Pot Pink Velvet Revlon Smoked Peach Matte L’oreal Paris color riche creme -Beige Creme Avon Simply Pretty Truffle
Hi-End Brand MAC Syrup MAC Freckle Tone MAC Cherish MAC Blankety
  Mac Mehr MAC Jubilee MAC Velvet Teddy MAC Fresh Brew
  MAC Hug me MAC Cherish MAC Honey Love MAC Spirit
  Dior Addict Bow NARS Bad Education(gloss)


(Light beige, Medium-slightly pink base, Medium Beige)


Medium Pink


Orangey Peach





Drug Store Brand Deborah Lipstick #19 Maybelline Coral Pink Lipstick StreetWear Red Flame Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick Over the Top
  Lakme Lip love in Rose Kissed Revlon Colorburst Peach Chambor powder matte Rubis Rouge Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick Bare
Hi-End Brand MAC Cosmo Inglot Freedom System Lipstick #01 MAC Ruby Woo MAC Mocha
  MAC Pink Noveau MAC Crosswires YSL Rouge Volupte` Lipstick MAC Twig
  Chanel Enjouee Rouge Allure Giorgio Armani Li Maestro , Tebitian Orange NARS Tamango MAC Touch
  Dior  Red Icon


(Golden Beige, Golden Bronze)


Dark Rose




Dark Red


Dark Apricot

Drug Store Brand Lakme Lip love in Rose Kissed Lakme Lip Love in Aphrodite Blush Chambor powder matte rubis rouge Nyx Frappucino
  Avon Ultra Color Rich Lipstick Rose Wine


Maybelline Color Sensational in ‘My Mahogany Colorbar velvet matte hearts and tarts Faces Go Chic Lipstick 223


Hi-End Brand MAC Spirit MAC Viva Glam Cyndi MAC Russian Red MAC Touch
  Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color Lipstick Rose Blossom Inglot Freedom System Lipstick #01 Shiseido Perfect Rouge – RD415 Valentine MAC Mocha
  Shiseido Lacquer Rouge Benefit Ruby Vibes MAC Twig


(Bronze, Deep Bronze, Chestnut, Expresso)


Brownish Red


Dark Berry


Dark Fuchsia/Reds


Golden Beige

Drug Store Brand Faces Go Chic Red Diva Maybelline Color sensational in Bronze Orange Maybelline The Jewels Color Sensational Lipstick Fuchsia Crystal Maybelline Color Sensational Totally Toffee.
  Maybelline moisture extreme burgundy Nyx Very Berry Revlon Colorburst Fushsia Maybelline Extreme Moisture Pinky Beige


  Lakme absolute matte lipstick 9 to 5- Crimson Rose Revlon Colorburst Red Velvet Faces Special Magenta
    Revlon Super Lustre Black Cherry
Hi-End Brand MAC Taupe Lancome Color Design MAC Viva Glam 1 Tom Ford Sable Smoke
  Givenchy Interdit Satin Lipstick NARS Semi Matte – Red Lizard Estee Lauder Signature Lipstick – Rich Red YSL Nude Beige
  MAC Underworld MAC Dubonnet Lancome L’Absolu Nu Lipstick MAC Siss
  Benefit Ms. Behavin Tom Ford Black Orchid MAC Rebel Chanel Superstition Rouge Coco
  MAC Heroine D&G Orchid Shine



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  1. lipstick heaven….wow..
    n happy birthday to the lipstick..what would the world be without you?

  2. This post is simply awesome! :yippee: It’s one thing to merely suggest the kind of shades to use…but it’s a super-good effort to list the actual shade names. Well done Bo :yes:

    • btw…am so confused bout my skin tone. I’m definitely NOT very fair but i tend to pick the shades listed in the “fair” skin range. The ones in “medium” look way too bright on me ?:-)

        • Havent personally tried these but these shades have been on my list: L’oreal beige creme, mac mehr, mac hug me, n so on. From the medium list, ive personally tried colorbar bare, lakme rose kissed n streetwear red flame n not too happy with these. Colorburst peach is the only one that i liked but wish it dint hav shimmer 🙁

        • Bo, i havent come across “peachy coral” from revlon colorburst range. Sounds good though 🙂 Did u mean “peach”?

  3. Fab post! But I’m kinda confused bout my skin tone. I’m not sure if I’m medium or olive. My mahogany kinda washes me out so :/


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