When it comes to choosing the right beauty products, it’s harder than you think. You need to consider things like choosing the right shade and figuring out your undertone – both of these things can really make or break a look.
And for those of us with more melanin-rich complexions, the struggle to find the right product for our skin tone may have gotten significantly easier over recent years, but figuring out our undertone is still understudied. There’s a big misconception that all darker complexions have cool undertones for example, when in fact, they can be either cool or warm.
It’s imperative to figure out your skintone before buying any new products, and this is especially the case when it comes to choosing the right nude lipstick. Choosing one with the wrong undertone can leave you looking grey.
Figuring it out is pretty simple: if you’re cool-toned you’ll have to choose a lipstick that counteracts your pink to blue-ish undertones, not compliment. And if you’re warm-toned, you’ll need to pick a more blue-ish based lip colour to neutralise the yellows in your skin.
If that all sounds a little too complicated, don’t worry. To make it easier for you, we’ve rounded up the five best nude lipsticks for cool and warm skin tones.
Fair / Cool: Bobbi Brown Creamy Semi-matte lipstick in Beige
29 USD / 107 AED
Fair / Warm: Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint in Unbutton
35 USD / 130 AED
Olive / Cool: Dior Addict Lip Tattoo in Natural Beige
40 USD / 147 AED
Olive / Warm: Nars Sheer Lipstick Pour Toujours
34 USD / 125 AED
Dark / Cool: Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick in Trendsetter
28 USD / 105 AED
Dark / Warm : Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint in Choker
25 USD / 95 AED