From the best lip colour for dark skin to the need-to-know lipstick for pale skin, we’ve rounded up the most flattering shades for every skin tone.
As a makeup brand built on innovative, magical and approachable beauty, we love how makeup expresses individuality. From highlighting features to reflecting personalities – every product we make is designed to empower, inspire creativity and flatter everyone, regardless of skin tone.
Ciaté London lipsticks are formulated to complement every shade of skin; however, some colours are better suited to certain tones. Whether you’re looking for the perfect everyday nude lip or something bold to elevate your next Zoom party look, these are the best lipsticks for every skin tone.
Best lipstick for dark skin
When it comes to picking a red lipstick for dark skin, look no further than our Starlet Liquid Velvet shade. A warm orange-red with a moisturising matte finish, it glides effortlessly onto the lips for a stunning bold look.
To create a more natural appearance, we recommend two nude lipstick colours for dark skin – again, both in our creamy, non-drying Liquid Velvet formula. Choose either Obsession (our dark chocolate shade) or Dazed (a lighter taupe lipstick), depending on your personal skin tone. Both promise kissable colour with extreme hold.
Best lipstick for tan skin
Enriched with intensely conditioning Hyaluronic Acid, Diva is our favourite red lipstick for tan skin. A true makeup bag essential, the classic Liquid Velvet shade is soft and smooth with brightening blue undertones.
Delivering a nourishing matte colour with highly pigmented pay off, Secrets is the perfect nude lipstick for tan skin. Its beautiful light fawn formula not only looks incredible, but helps lips appear supple and fuller too.
Best lipstick for olive skin
Ultra-vibrant and effortless to apply, Risqué is the best red lipstick for olive skin tones. Its glamorous orange-red shade delivers rich pigment in just one swipe and dries down to a velvety matte finish.
Delight – our dusky nude lipstick for olive skin – leaves lips looking matt and sultry with incredible hydration. A real wear-everywhere shade, it’ll take you from early morning coffees to late evening cocktails (just expect to receive lots of compliments).
Best lipstick for pale skin
Achieving effortlessly high coverage, satin soft lips is easy with our Wonderwand Lipstick. For a vibrant coral finish, we recommend applying one swipe of the Rocket shade – it’s the ultimate red lipstick for pale skin.
Another Wonderwand formula, Dreamer is the perfect peach-nude lipstick for pale skin. Formulated with a unique blend of oils, the ultra-comfortable lipstick melts onto the lips, capturing and reflecting light for full-bodied shine.
Whichever lipstick you choose, we recommend following two simple steps for flawless application. Firstly, define your lip line with the tip of the product then, secondly, swipe the flat edge across the lips for long-lasting, high-pigment colour.
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