22 makeup shades that look good on every skin tone

Glamour

Glamour beauty guide: Blush shades that look good on every skintone
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

(Courtesy of Laura Mercier)

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
















MAC Cosmetics Eye Shadow in Bronze

(Photo courtesy of MAC Cosmetics)

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





(See also: Best makeup for your eye color)










Iman Luxury Eye Shadow in White Gold

(Photo courtesy of Iman)



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










Nars Duo Eye Shadow in Bouthan

(Photo courtesy of NARS)

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














Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo in Pomegranate Punk

(Photo courtesy of Maybelline)

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














Revlon Color Stay Eye Shadow Quad in Siren

(Photo courtesy of Revlon)

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














View gallery

.
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

(Photo courtesy of Laura Mercier)

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















MAC Cosmetics Lipstick in Ruby Woo

(Photo courtesy of MAC Cosmetics)

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

















Iman Lipstick in Iman Red

(Photo courtesy of Iman)

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












Nars Semi-Matte Lipstick in Dressed to Kill

(Photo courtesy of NARS)

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

















Revlon Color Stay Ultimate Suede Lipstick in Muse

(Photo courtesy of Revlon)

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


















View gallery

.
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

(Photo courtesy of Laura Mercier)

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

















MAC Cosmetics Tinted Lip glass in C-Thru

(Photo courtesy of MAC Cosmetics)

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



















Iman Luxury Lip Shimmer in Blushing Nude

(Photo courtesy of Iman)

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



















Revlon ColorBurst Lip Gloss in Bordeaux

(Photo courtesy of Revlon)

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



















Maybelline Color Sensational High-Shine Gloss in Mirrored Mauve

(Photo courtesy of Maybelline)

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



















NARS Larger Than Life Lip Gloss in Gold Digger

(Photo courtesy of NARS)

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




















View gallery

.
Free Museums and Parks
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

(Photo courtesy of Laura Mercier)

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














MAC Peaches blush

(Photo courtesy of MAC Cosmetics)

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














Nars Blush in Seduction

(Photo courtesy of NARS)

Nars Blush in Seduction, $28, narscosmetics.com












Iman Luxury Blushing Powder in Sunlit Copper

(Photo courtesy of Iman)

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














Maybelline Fit Me Blush in Medium Coral

(Photo courtesy of Maybelline)

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




|






Revlon Photo Ready Blush Palette in Pink

(Photo courtesy of Revlon)

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


















More from Glamour:

2013's Most Wearable Fashion Trends

10 Beauty Tricks That Make Guys Melt

15 Hair-Color Makeover Ideas to Try in 2013

Sorry you didn't like this comment. Please provide a reason below.

Are you sure?
Rating failed. Try again.
Request failed. Try again.
We will promote constructive and witty comments to the top, so everyone sees them!
Sorry, we can’t load comments right now. Try again.

    Recommended for You

    • Entertainment Tonight
    • Trump just made his most appalling claim about China yet

      Donald Trump already has a tenuous relationship with the truth, but he may have just outdone...

      Business Insider
    • After the Fyre Festival disaster, maybe don't trust models like Bella Hadid when they sell you things

      Now that the complete disaster that was Fyre Festival is over, it's time for the very attractive people who promoted the event to apologize.  On Saturday, model Bella Hadid let her fans know she was sorry about what went down.  SEE ALSO: Here's the official postmortem statement from Fyre Festival organizers ❤️... pic.twitter.com/5XqHXBGIn9 — Bella Hadid (@bellahadid) April 29, 2017 That's an apology, sort of. I mean, maybe don't promote some totally random thing that you've never experienced or barely know about next time. SEE ALSO: Instagram influencers are utter nonsense, and Fyre Fest proves it Hadid was one of the models—along with Elsa Hosk, Emily Ratajkowski, Lais Ribeiro, and Hailey Baldwin—who hyped up Fyre Festival on Instagram.  @rose_bertram: "Make sure to get your tickets for @fyrefestival 珞weekend two still available! #fyrefestival". #haileybaldwin #bellahadid #rosebertram #HaileyUpdates A post shared by Hailey Baldwin Updates (@baldwinsupdate) on Apr 4, 2017 at 6:43pm PDT In case you were wondering, Fyre Festival did not look like this. Instead, it was filled with disaster relief tents, gourmet meals consisting of cheese slices on bread, and fleeing festival-goers—many of whom paid thousands of dollars for the privilege.  Hadid and pals weren't the only models promoting the festival. The organizers also invited less famous models and "influencers" to attend for free if they posted about the event on Instagram.  Amanda Riley told her tragic story to The Hollywood Reporter .  "I was in L.A. about six months ago when I was offered these tickets — everything paid for. The organizers were trying to get a lot of promotion from models. A couple of friends and I were going to go; everything was paid and comped in exchange for a couple of posts to help them with marketing." Which she did! Packing to leave my home in Los Angeles to head back east to my home and my @wilhelminamodels family in NYC for 24 hours before heading to FYRE festival in the Bahamas for the weekend. Los Angeles will always be my home and this is probably the hardest it's ever been to leave but I'll be back soon (hopefully) Until next time LA xo  #LifeOfAmandaRiley A post shared by Amanda Riley Ferree (@lifeofamandariley) on Apr 25, 2017 at 6:41pm PDT It turns out she got stranded in Miami, so she didn't get to witness the horror in the Bahamas for herself.  "I got lucky since I didn't pay upfront for anything," she wrote. "Worst case, I have to buy one flight back to New York." Um, sad? Anyway, she ends her story with this: "I’m staying out of it because I’m kind of complete with it. My friends and family are safe. And I didn’t pay for anything. So I just don’t want anything to do with that company anymore or deal with these people." Unlike Hadid, she doesn't even apologize for shilling for Fyre Festival—although, to be fair, she didn't promote it as hard.  The lesson here: Don't do things just because models tell you to. Because there's a pretty good chance they'll keep promoting things they know nothing about for cash and free stuff.  WATCH: This electric surfboard can move without the waves

      Mashable
    • Kelly Ripa Expected to Announce New 'Live' Co-Host

      Ripa says they're going to "need a bigger mug" in fun social media post

      People
    • A Massive Lake Of Molten Carbon The Size Of Mexico Was Just Discovered Under The US

      A recent scientific discovery has drastically changed our view of the global carbon cycle and identified a new significant risk. Researchers have discovered a giant lake or reservoir made up of molten carbon sitting below the western US. The molten carbon (primarily in the form of carbonate) reservoir could drastically and immediately change the global climate for over a decade if it were to be released. Thankfully there is little risk in the near future of this happening. The carbon sits 217 miles beneath the surface of the Earth in the upper mantle and has no immediate pathway to the surface. In total the lake covers approximately 700,000 square miles, approximately the size of Mexico. This

      Forbes q
    • The World’s Best Beach Cities in Europe (16 photos)

      You’ll get a little bit of everything in these European cities.

      Travel+Leisure
    • Details Of Aaron Hernandez's Suicide Emerge

      Toxicology report revealed no traces of “K2,” or synthetic marijuana — or any other illegal drugs — in Hernandez's system.

      International Business Times
    • Bills fire general manager Doug Whaley one day after draft

      The Buffalo Bills are starting over in their front office.

      Shutdown Corner
    • White House Correspondents Dinner host blasts Trump, despite being asked not to

      How do you hold the White House Correspondents Dinner, a long-running tradition of roasting the president, when the president is so famously bad at taking a joke?

      The Independent
    • Kim Kardashian's (Rumored) Plastic Surgeon Says Her Butt is 'Too Big' and Should Be a Warning

      The plastic surgery doctor who is rumoured to be man who created Kim Kardashian's famous bottom has compared it to a balloon which has been blown up and then deflated. Dr Aardon Rollins of Elite Body Sculptures – the website of which describes him as "the liposuction doctor to the stars" – also said that recent unairbrushed snaps of the 35-year-old Keeping Up With The Kardashians star should serve as a warning to women looking to emulate her.

      International Business Times
    • Trump splits from the GOP and says Trumpcare 2.0 will guarantee pre-existing protections nationwide

      President Trump appeared to suggest on Sunday that the GOP's new iteration of its healthcare...

      Business Insider
    • A doctor called his broker during a delivery. It will cost $33.8 million.

      Marla Dixon was in the final stage of labor and ready to deliver a baby boy when the obstetrician arrived at her bedside at North Shore Medical Center in Miami. The doctor ordered nurses to restart a drug to strengthen contractions, failed to perform a Cesarean section — and walked away from Dixon’s room for long periods, once for an eight-minute phone call from his stockbroker, the verdict said. By the time the baby was delivered on Dec. 2, 2013, he was blue in the face and his limbs were limp, according to the verdict handed down by U.S. District Judge Robert Scola. It took a medical team to revive the infant, named Earl, Jr., and by then he had severe brain damage from lack of oxygen, according to the lawsuit filed by Dixon and the boy’s father, Earl Reese-Thornton, Sr.

      The Charlotte Observer q
    • Journalist Tweets Photos Of Empty Seats From Trump's 'All-Time' Record-Breaking Rally

      President Donald Trump said that the crowd at his Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, rally Saturday broke the “all-time” record for the arena and that people were lined up outside hoping to get in.

      The Huffington Post
    • Kelly Ripa to Announce New Co-Host on Monday’s Show

      A year after Michael Strahan’s messy exit, Kelly Ripa is poised to announce her permanent co-host on Monday’s edition of “Live with Kelly.” Ripa teased the news to come with a short video distributed on her social media platforms Sunday afternoon. “We’re going to need a bigger mug,” Ripa wrote. The video depicted Ripa sitting... Read more »

      Variety
    • Jeff Fisher is trying to ruin another young quarterback and he's not even coaching in the NFL

      Bears head coach John Fox turned his old pal for advice about how to handle a franchise QB. The Bears are already taking some heat for their decision to trade up one spot in the first round of the draft, a move they probably didn’t need to make to get North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. Fortunately for the Bears and Trubisky, Fox has turned to a friend, a long-time NFL head coach who knows a proven track record for developing rookie quarterbacks — Jeff Fisher.

      SB Nation q
    • Pastor admits impregnating teen, gets 3-6 year prison term

      WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — A suburban Philadelphia pastor accused of sexually assaulting and impregnating a teenager has pleaded guilty and been sentenced to three to six years in prison after a judge rejected an earlier plea agreement as too lenient.

      Associated Press
    • Kendall Jenner just blew our minds with waist-high boots

      We love a wild fashion statement, especially when it allows us to skip a getting-dressed step. This is even better as the temperatures…

      Hello Giggles
    • John Wall waits 2 years, gets revenge in post Instagram sniping at Hawks PG Dennis Schroder

      John Wall and Dennis Schroder seem to have a bit of a rivalry going.

      NBC Sports
    • Trump Calls Schumer an Incompetent ‘Fool’ Just When Need Him the Most

      There was plenty of chest thumping by President Trump and his staff on his first 100 days in office with appearances on weekend talk shows and during Trump’s Saturday night rant against his critics during a rousing, campaign-style appearance in Harrisburg, Pa.

      The Fiscal Times
    • Trump hints that the US may be sabotaging North Korea's nuclear program

      It happened again — a North Korean missile launch exploded in the air, over land, just a few...

      Business Insider