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Our Best Berry Lipstick for Every Skin Tone

November 30, 2018

Bored with nude and red lipstick? While these are total classics, we get that you’d want to venture out of that territory and try doing something new with your lip makeup from time to time. Well, let us introduce you to berry lip colors! If you haven’t rocked a berry pout, what have you been waiting for? Within the berry umbrella, there are many different shades to choose from—meaning there’s something flattering out there for every skin tone. Just think of berry lipstick as the LBD for your pout. Ranging from purply plum to an orange-y burgundy, the many berry color variations ensure that you’ve got plenty of options. Here, find the best berry lipstick for your skin tone so you can create a gorgeous, flattering makeup look.


With handfuls of lipstick colors being classified as berry, it might seem tough to find the perfect fit. We’re here to make it easier than ever to find your new favorite lippy. Not only do you have to take your skin tone into consideration, but you also have to keep your undertones in mind. You’ll want to match your skin’s undertones with the undertones of your berry lipstick. Not sure what your undertones are? Simply flip your wrist to find out! If your veins look green, you have warm undertones. If they appear more blue or purple, you have cool undertones. Read below to find your berry match!


If you have fair skin, you may be intimidated by reaching for a rich, berry hue—but there’s no need to fear! Read below to find your cool and warm-toned matches.

If you have warm undertones…try a strawberry lipstick. Think classic red with just a touch more orange. The addition of orange tones in this color can add warmth to any look! We love the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Shine Lipstick in Lacquered Strawberry.

If you have cool undertones…try a sheer, shiny berry lipstick. Want to rock a beautiful berry without going completely opaque? It’s totally doable! When opting for a sheer berry shade, you’ll be able to amp up the natural tone of your lips with just enough berry to get your point across. We recommend the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Shine Lipstick in Glassy Garnet.


Need a berry lipstick match for medium skin tones? If you have a medium skin tone, you have a little more freedom with the range of shades that are flattering to you.

If you have warm undertones…wear a raspberry hue. Not quite ready for the darkness of a traditional red berry? Opt for raspberry instead! This deep, rosy pink hue looks especially gorgeous on warm, dark skin. It adds just enough color while still looking somewhat natural. Try the L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lipcolour in Raspberry Rush.

If you have cool undertones…reach for a plum lipstick. If you like to make a statement with your makeup, plum lipstick is the perfect berry for you. Whether you want to go sheer, shimmery, or totally matte, you’ll rock the look! We recommend the L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lipstick in Berry Matte Pink.


If you have olive skin, you have an even wider range of shades to choose from. Whether you’re a fan of vibrant reds or deep burgundy, here are the best berry lipstick picks for you.

If you have warm undertones…wear a loganberry lip! This bright red hue is particularly stunning during the holidays, and it won’t wash out your rich skin tone. Pick up the L’Oréal Paris Rouge Signature Matte High Pigment, Lightweight Lip Ink in I Don't.

If you have cool undertones…grab an oxblood lipstick. First seen all over fashion runways, this vampy hue has made its way into everyday life for a gorgeously contrasting look. The deep, blue-based red will instantly give your look a dramatic flair—aka it’s not for the faint of heart! Paint your pout with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Liquid Lipstick in Stirred.


Have a deep, dark skin tone? There are plenty of berry hues that will complement you!

If you have warm undertones…try a cranberry lipstick. A touch bluer than a classic red, cranberry lipstick can have a super-flattering effect. Grab the L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Shine Lipstick in Enamel Red to get the look.

If you have cool undertones…switch things up with a metallic mulberry lipstick. While shiny, matte, and cream formulas are gorgeous in their own right, there’s no denying that an ultra-shimmery shade is a welcome addition to any lip color collection. And what better way to get in on the metallic trend than with this dark berry hue? Coat your lips with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Paints/Lips Metallics in Smoldering Eclipse.

Looking for even more lip colors to add to your lipstick collection? Check out our article, How to Find the Right Nude Lipstick for Your Skin Tone.

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