Want to look luxe for less? With a few simple beauty tips and products, you can enhance your natural beauty easily. Choosing the right products is key, especially when it comes to lip color. In the summer time, you’ll want to choose a hue that brings out your natural, sun-kissed glow. Check out some of our recommendations below for matching lip colors for every skin tone.
Fair skin? Try watermelon.
Pink pigments in a watermelon-hued lip-color bring out the rosy undertones in fair skin for a youthful-looking flush. Tip: A formula infused with moisturizers like shea butter and jojoba oil conditions lips for added luster.
FIRST Pick: Honest Beauty Demi-Matte Lip Crayon Color in Melon ($11.69, Amazon).
Olive skin? Go for cherry.
The fruit’s deep red hue complements an olive complexion, so it looks more golden than green. Even better? One in a creamy matte formula imparts stay-put color without the heavy feel for all-day wear.
FIRST Pick: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Cherries in the Snow ($4.97, Amazon)
Dark skin? Pick persimmon
A bright orange lip gloss pops against the deeper tones of dark skin, making a bold statement without being too overwhelming. Bonus: The summer’s crop of lightweight glosses leave lips with a sparkling — not sticky — shine.
FIRST Pick: CoverGirl Colorlicious High Shine Lip Gloss in Succulent Citrus ($7.99, Amazon).
This story originally appeared in our print magazine.