Lipstick Colors

Olive complexion can be defined to be ranging from medium brown to slightly darker than wheatish. Women blessed with olive skin can try varied shades of lipsticks because the skin tone being neither dark nor fair, blends smoothly with any lip color. Olive skinned women can wear deep berry tones as well as intense shades of orange and red. If it is pink that you like, then there are also many options from fuchsia pink to watermelon.

Best Lipstick Colors for Olive Skin Tone

Pink Lipstick Shades: Women with olive skin tones should try pink lipstick shades that has a warm or yellow undertone. Lipstick shades that have a blue undertone should be avoided. Rose pink, dusty pink and orangey pink looks good on olive skin. Also avoid frosted lipsticks as it makes your complexion look shallow and washed-out. Best pink lipsticks for olive skin tone are:

Dior DiorAddict Lipcolor in Hollywood Rose
Dolce & Gabbana The Lipstick in Venere
Maybelline New York Color Sensational Lipcolor in Born With It
Revlon ColorBurst Lipstick in Fuchsia
Elizabeth Arden Color Intrigue Effects Lipstick

Nude Lipstick Shades: Women with darker undertones can try taupe and nude shades. Matte shades of nutmeg, chestnut and almond are extremely classy. Try the nude shades during daytime. Shades of brown and bronze are warm and they complement well in an olive skin. Best nude lipsticks for olive skin tone are:

Nars Lipstick in Belle de Jour
Burberry Beauty Lip Cover Soft Satin Lipstick in Nude Rose
Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick in 14
Shiseido Makeup Perfect Rouge Lipstick in BE333
Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Satin Lip Colour in Confidentielle

Berry Lipstick Shades: Rich shades of berry render an extremely seductive look to the lips. Wine, plum, berry and raisin make lips look visibly juicy. You can also pick up copper and magenta shades if you have a warm undertone.

Clinique Butter Shine Lipstick in Cranberry Cream
L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lipcolour in Mica
Clinique Butter Shine Lipstick in Raspberry Rush
Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Satin Lip Colour in émotive
Revlon’s Colorburst lipstick in Plum

Red Lipstick Shades: Red lipstick is a favorite among many women as it spells power and sophistication. Red lipstick shades with a warm undertone works well for olive skin tone. Some good red lipsticks for olive skin are:

Elizabeth Arden Color Intrigue Effects Lipstick in Poppy Cream
Lancôme Color Design Sensational Effects Lipcolor in Retro Rouge
Kat Von D Painted Love in Underage Red
Nars Lipstick in Shanghai Express
Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Crème Matte Lipstick in RD 165M

How to Choose a Lip Color

Try the tester on your palm before buying the final product. There’s no as such convention for choosing lipstick colors. Make sure that the shade you have applied complements with your makeup and costume. During day hours, pick up neutral shades and you can go for a matte finish. Your lips will look pleasing even if you have adorned them with a nude gloss of hue ranging from beige, pink and peach. In the evening you can highlight your lips with bold colors like auburn, crimson, brown, etc. A shimmering gloss applied over the base color is another option to enhance the beauty of lips.

Always outline your lips with a lip liner of same shade before applying the base color on your lips. A blending brush always gives a perfectly smooth finish. Make sure that the base color doesn’t come out from the edges of your lips.