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The Best Berry Lipstick for Your Skin Tone

Make this festive holiday look yours!


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The holidays are the perfect time to rock a bright, bold, berry lip color — just like Viola Davis, Jessica Chastain, and Jessica Alba. The secret to making this trend work for you? Choosing the right shade for your skin tone. Whether your complexion is fair, olive, or dark, one of these hues will work for you!

FLOWER Beauty Powder Play Lip Color in Cheeky

Best for fair skin: raspberry
lip color in cheeky
Flower Beauty

Buy at Flower Beauty ($10)

Raspberry’s rosy hue brings out the lighter skin tone’s youthful flush, while its cool blue undertones keep the complexion from looking sallow. Bonus? The blue in this lip color also helps make teeth appear instantly brighter!

Revolution PRO New Neutrals Satin Matte Lipstick in Stiletto

best for olive skin: Cranberry
bright red lip color
Revolution Beauty

Buy at Revolution Beauty ($9)

Rich red pigments in this cranberry lip color counteract the green undertones in olive skin to enhance its gilded glow.

Physicians Formula Nourishing Lipstick in Sugar Plum

best for dark skin: boysenberry
physicians formula lip color

Buy at Walmart ($6.84)

A bold plum-based berry pops against a dark complexion while pulling out the deeper skin tone’s natural warmth for added radiance in this vibrant lip color.

A version of this article originally appeared in our print magazine, First For Women.

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