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  • Fair Skin

    Fair Skin

    Don't stick to the old myth that pale skins should stick to pale lipsticks. Women with pale skin can pull of vibrant reds and Barbie pinks beautifully. Bold colors create a striking contrast against a pale complexion. Stick to blue-based shades for the most flattering results. Blue-based hues make teeth appear whiter too.

    Lipsticks: Lipstick Queen Sinner in Red (space.nk); Matte Lipstick in Pure Red (NYX); Silk Cream Lipstick in Flamingo (MAKE); Semi Matte Lipstick in Heat Wave (NARS)

  • Medium Skin

    Medium Skin

    Those with medium skin tones have lots of lip shade choices at their finger tips. Medium skin tones can pull of cherry reds and berry shades effortlessly. If you're looking for something more understated, nude colors work equally well with medium skin tones.

    Lipsticks: Hot Hot Pink (Manic Panic); Roque Allure 138 Fogueueuse (Chanel); "In My Room" Lipstick (Ilia Beauty)

  • Olive Skin

    Olive Skin

    Women who are lucky enough to be blessed with an olive complexion can pull of some stunning yellow-based shades. Think orangey toned reds and corals in color-popping shades. Keep the rest of your make-up simple and fresh to keep the attention firmly on your statement lipstick. Lipsticks: Rogue Artist Intense in Satin Bright Orange (Sephora); RiRi Woo Retro Matte Lipstick (MAC); Stick Kiss Velver Lipstick in Flamingo Flower (FLOWER); Velvet Creme Lipstick in Raven (Hourglass)

  • Dark Skin

    Dark Skin

    If you have dark skin, you're the envy of lip-loving women everywhere thanks to your ability to wear any shade with ease. Want something a little different to your typical reds, berries and pinks? Try a dark and sultry lipstick in purple for striking results. Deep purple may sound a little scary but it's stunning against darker skin tones.

    Lipsticks: Queen Collection Lipstick in Powderpuff Pink (CoverGirl); Rogue Cream Lipstick in "Truth or Dare" (Sephora); Dolce & Gabanna Duo Gloss Fusion Sheer Lipstick #100 (Sephora); Matte Lipstick in Smoked Purple (MAC).

Photo Credit: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Bold lipsticks are one of the hottest beauty trends of the season. Tired of wasting cash on lipsticks that just don't suit you or fed up feeling baffled by the endless shades at the make-up counter? Follow our tips to finding the best lipstick shade to suit your skin tone. 

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