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The Best ColourPop Lip Colors for Your Skin Tone

By Sydney Cook
Posted On Apr 05, 2016
The Best ColourPop Lip Colors for Your Skin Tone


If you’re anything like me, you’re the girl who leaves Target with an arm full of lipstick swatches or the girl who has about 15 screenshots of potential lipstick colors constantly flipping back and forth in your iPhone’s photos.

Either way, it can be incredibly challenging trying to find a shade you love, especially when each brand offers endless color options. However, knowing your skin tone and how to compliment it with colors that best suit you can make life easier.

ColourPop Cosmetics, for example, has dozens of lipstick shades from dark russet wines to bright coral reds, and many of us are on a first-name basis with popular tones like LAX and Limbo. But with a wide range to choose from, you’re majorly missing out if you never steer clear of your go-to vampy violet.

Wearing complementary hues can enhance your whole appearance and it can all start with a simple lipstick. First, determine if your skin tone is light cool, dark cool, light warm, or dark warm. We all have undertones, which are either cool or warm, and whether you are light or dark depends on the outer tone of the skin.

If you look better in baby blues and silver metals, you are a cool tone. On the other hand, if you look better in different shades of yellow, olive, and gold, you are a warm tone. Now, check your wrist, just to be sure – green veins make you warm toned and blue veins make you cool toned.

To make your life easier, we’ve sorted out the best ColourPop lip colors for your skin tone. Let’s get started on the fun part!

Light Cool

With a light cool tone, you can go two extremes with a soft mauve or a bright red. Just make sure the colors you choose have a blue-ish, almost berry-like undertone.

ColourPop Spritz - Light Cool
ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip – Spritz
creeper light cool
ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip – Creeper

Dark Cool

With a dark cool tone, you can go a little bolder with deep plums or fuchsia pinks. Again, keep your color choices, including nudes, blue-toned since you have cool undertones.

sundae dark cool
ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip – Sundae
mess around dark cool
ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip – Mess Around

Light Warm

When shopping with a light warm skin tone, you want to gravitate toward warm, sandy neutrals and orangey pinks as lighter lip options. And for darker berries and reds, bright orange-reds or rich wines are your go-to colors.

light warm botanical
ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip – Botanical
succulent light warm
ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip – Succulent

Dark Warm

Much like your light warm sisters, fiery orange-reds are your trusty tints. Warm brown burgundy hues and tangerine pinks also look amazing on you.

ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip – Cozy
avenue dark warm
ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip – Avenue