In general, trying and buying makeup is a very personal experience. One shade rarely—if ever—fits all. And though we have yet to crack the code on a foolproof foundation, we are pretty darn close with our lipstick choices. Here, five universally flattering shades to swipe now.
5 Lipstick Shades That Look Good on Everyone
From red to coral and even oxblood
The Perfect Neutral: Lipstick Queen Saint Natural
It’s the classic barely-there shade that amplifies your natural lip color just so. Equal parts pink and brown (and with a sheer finish), there’s pretty much no room for error.
Lipstick Queen ($24)
The Perfect Coral: Elizabeth Arden Neoclassical Coral
Corals, by their very nature, are more forgiving than most shades. While not everyone will look good (or feel comfortable) in a bold red or orange lip, coral offers a beautiful blend of both.
Elizabeth Arden ($25)
The Perfect Oxblood: Tom Ford Black Dahlia
Don’t be afraid of a vampy hue. The key is to find something that’s slightly more berry-toned than black to keep it from looking too severe. And if that all sounds a little confusing, we swear by this elegant berry from none other than Mr. Tom Ford.
Tom Ford ($53)