Searching for that perfect lipstick on your natural makeup journey only to find that the shade that looks A-MA-ZING on your bestie makes you look like a corpse? If you’ve ever been confused by which shade of lipstick is the best for you, look no further as we break down how to find your perfect match.
The general lipstick rule is that the undertones of your skin are what will decide your perfect lipstick colour. Not sure what your skin undertone is? Head outside into the sun & take a look at the veins in your wrist. If they look:
+ GREEN you have warm skin undertones.
+ BLUE you have cool skin undertones.
+ Can’t decide whether your veins look blue or green? Then it is likely you are somewhere in between and you have a NEUTRAL skin tone.
Warm skin undertones
If you decide you have warm skin undertones then orange/yellow based lipstick shades will work best for you regardless if you are looking for a red, pink, orange or nude lipstick. Some of our favourite natural lipsticks for warm skin undertones are:
+ INIKA Organic Chilli Red
+ Eye Of Horus BIO Lipstick Athena Blush
+ Eye Of Horus BIO Lipstick Inanna Honey
Cooler skin undertones
Cooler skin undertones? Then blue based shades will be super flattering on you. For cooler skin undertones we are loving:
+ Kester Black Long Lasting Matte Lipstick - Do Gooder or Never Nude
+ INIKA Organic - Pink Nude
+ Eye Of Horus - Cleo Plum
Deep skin undertones
For deeper skin tones then your best lipstick friends are going to be deeper shades to complement your skin colouring. Our top picks for some beautiful natural lipstick options for deeper skin tones are:
+ Ere Perez Mango Lip Honey in Crush
+ Inika Lipstick Crayon - Deep Plum and Rose Petal
+ Ere Perez Carrot Colour Pot - Holy ; a wonderful multifunctional product which can also be used as a cheek and eye colour!
Neutral skin undertones
Did you decide you have neutral skin undertones? Well lucky you… this means you have hit the lipstick jackpot as almost all lipstick shades will suit you! You can explore the entire Nourished range of clean & natural lipsticks here.
I am a lipstick addict!
As a self professed lipstick addict I can honestly say that I never even wore lipstick until we founded Nourished years ago. Since then I have absolutely discovered the joys of lipstick! I use lipstick to brighten my mood, to dress up or down an outfit & to match my accessories. I even apply lipstick to help me get motivated if I am lacking inspiration at my work desk!
My personal favourite clean & natural lipsticks are:
+ Kester Black Long Lasting Matte Lipstick - Daydream - a vegan liquid lipstick that is non-drying and a colour that gets compliments every time I wear it!
+ 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Lip & Cheek Tint in Peach; a gorgeous peachy-pink full coverage lipstick top be used as a lipstick and blush. The ultimate combination of cute & sexy.
+ Ere Perez Coco Crayon - Charm; these nourishing crayons not only deliver a beautiful pop of colour to your pout, but also multitask as a cheek and eye colour too. Pop one in your hand bag and have all your colour-bases covered!
Natural lipsticks every woman should have
The most versatile and utilised lipsticks that every woman should have in her lipstick kit include a well balanced neutral lipstick that has both cool & warm elements and will suit most skin tones. For this I love the Ere Perez Coco Crayon Grace, Inika Organic Tan Nude or Eye of Horus - Artemis Nude
And on the other side of the colour spectrum, a true red that is neither too warm or too cool like the classic red that was invented for Marilyn Monroe by Max Factor. Perfect for creating a glamorous statement lip! For a clean alternative to Max Factor’s classic red I really can’t go past Kester Black Long Lasting Matte Lipstick - Pow Wow. A gorgeous matte red liquid lipstick that is vegan, non-drying, long lasting, super-pigmented and won’t leave you looking like the Joker after a glass of wine & some canapes!
Making the switch
Thinking about making the switch to clean & natural lipstick but still not convinced? Discover the diverse collection of Natural Lipstick at Nourished.
Good luck finding your perfect natural lipstick match beauty's! I hope this article has been helpful for you. Love & sunshine, Erin x