22 makeup shades that look good on every skin tone

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We polled the top makeup artists at Iman, Laura Mercier, MAC, Maybelline, NARS, and Revlon to find lipsticks, eyeshadows, lip glosses, and blushes that match every skin tone.

Whether you consider yourself fair, medium, dark—or let’s be real, somewhere in between—this list of 22 makeup shades will look great on you and make restocking your makeup bag a breeze.





Eyeshadow shades that look good on every skin tone:

A great vanilla-tone shade or a general highlighter color with a hint of golden shimmer, instead of silver, looks great on cool or warm skin tones,” says Karen Chambers, creative director of Iman Cosmetics.

“Browns, grays, and blacks are also universal eyeshadows,” adds Gucci Westman, global artistic director for Revlon cosmetics.



Laura Mercier Metallic Crème Eye Colour in Burnished Copper

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Laura Mercier Metallic Crème Eye Colour in Burnished Copper, $22, lordandtaylor.com
















MAC Cosmetics Eye Shadow in Bronze

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MAC Cosmetics Eye Shadow in Bronze, $15, dillards.com





(See also: Best makeup for your eye color)










Iman Luxury Eye Shadow in White Gold

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Iman Luxury Eye Shadow in White Gold, $8, drugstore.com










Nars Duo Eye Shadow in Bouthan

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NARS Duo Eye Shadow in Bouthan, $34, narscosmetics.com














Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo in Pomegranate Punk

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Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo in Pomegranate Punk, $6.99, maybelline.com














Revlon Color Stay Eye Shadow Quad in Siren

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Revlon Color Stay Eye Shadow Quad in Siren, $7.99, ulta.com














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Lipstick shades that look good on every skin tone
Lipstick shades that looks good on every skin tone:

“A rich fire-engine red, one that’s not too blue or too orange, complements all undertones,” says Chambers.

Adds Westman, “Fuchsia is a universally flattering color whether it’s lipstick or in stain form. The bluish tones are pretty, wearable, and flattering!”










Laura Mercier Sheer Lip Colour in Healthy Lips

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Laura Mercier Sheer Lip Colour in Healthy Lips, $22, saksfifthavenue.com















MAC Cosmetics Lipstick in Ruby Woo

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MAC Cosmetics Lipstick in Ruby Woo, $15, nordstrom.com

















Iman Lipstick in Iman Red

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Iman Lipstick in Iman Red, $10, drugstore.com












Nars Semi-Matte Lipstick in Dressed to Kill

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NARS Semi-Matte Lipstick in Dressed to Kill, $24, narscosmetics.com

















Revlon Color Stay Ultimate Suede Lipstick in Muse

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Revlon Color Stay Ultimate Suede Lipstick in Muse, $9.99, ulta.com


















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Lip gloss shades that look good on every skin tone

Lip gloss shades that look good on every skin tone:

“For a great neutral lip, go for a pearlized gloss,” says Chambers. “It looks equally great on fair, medium, and deep skin tones.”

Says Westman, “Berry-tone glosses tend to flatter every skin tone.”










Laura Mercier Lip Glacé in Bare Beige

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Laura Mercier Lip Glacé in Bare Beige, $24, sephora.com

















MAC Cosmetics Tinted Lip glass in C-Thru

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MAC Cosmetics Tinted Lip glass in C-Thru, $15, nordstrom.com



















Iman Luxury Lip Shimmer in Blushing Nude

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Iman Luxury Lip Shimmer in Blushing Nude, $10, drugstore.com



















Revlon ColorBurst Lip Gloss in Bordeaux

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Revlon ColorBurst Lip Gloss in Bordeaux, $6.50, target.com



















Maybelline Color Sensational High-Shine Gloss in Mirrored Mauve

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Maybelline Color Sensational High-Shine Gloss in Mirrored Mauve, $6.49, ulta.com



















NARS Larger Than Life Lip Gloss in Gold Digger

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NARS Larger Than Life Lip Gloss in Gold Digger, $26, narscosmetics.com




















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Blush shades that looks good on every skin tone:

“Try a shimmering honey-tone blush with a touch of copper,” says Chambers. “It adds warmth to medium-deep complexions and a sun-kissed touch to fair-to-medium tones.”













Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Colour in Blaze

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Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Colour in Blaze, $22, neimanmarcus.com














MAC Peaches blush

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MAC Cosmetics Powder Blush in Peaches, $20, macys.com














Nars Blush in Seduction

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Nars Blush in Seduction, $28, narscosmetics.com












Iman Luxury Blushing Powder in Sunlit Copper

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Iman Luxury Blushing Powder in Sunlit Copper, $11, imancosmetics.com














Maybelline Fit Me Blush in Medium Coral

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Maybelline Fit Me Blush in Medium Coral, $4.99, ulta.com




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Revlon Photo Ready Blush Palette in Pink

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Revlon Photo Ready Blush Palette in Pink, $12.99, ulta.com


















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