How to Find the Right Lip Color

It’s not that surprising that when many women find the right lip color, they stick with it for years—finding the perfect shade of lipstick is hard! There are multiple factors, from your skin tone, to your hair color, to the color of your teeth and your wardrobe choice—not to mention occasion and time of day. We’ve done the work for you below, and compiled some useful tips for finding a color that works.

The most important thing to understand is that tricker tones like red typically contain more orange or more blue, which is why they can look dramatically right or wrong. Typically, finding the right one requires trying them on. Though there are some secret shortcuts for making it easier and winnowing the selection down.