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, $22, lordandtaylor.com
MAC Cosmetics Eye Shadow in Bronze, $15, dillards.com
(See also: Best makeup for your eye color)
Iman Luxury Eye Shadow in White Gold, $8, drugstore.com
NARS Duo Eye Shadow in Bouthan, $34, narscosmetics.com
Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo in Pomegranate Punk, $6.99, maybelline.com
Revlon Color Stay Eye Shadow Quad in Siren, $7.99, ulta.com
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, $22, saksfifthavenue.com
MAC Cosmetics Lipstick in Ruby Woo, $15, nordstrom.com
Iman Lipstick in Iman Red, $10, drugstore.com
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, $24, sephora.com
Revlon ColorBurst Lip Gloss in Bordeaux, $6.50, target.com
Maybelline Color Sensational High-Shine Gloss in Mirrored Mauve, $6.49, ulta.com
NARS Larger Than Life Lip Gloss in Gold Digger, $26, narscosmetics.com
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, $22, neimanmarcus.com
MAC Cosmetics Powder Blush in Peaches, $20, macys.com
Nars Blush in Seduction, $28, narscosmetics.com
Revlon Photo Ready Blush Palette in Pink, $12.99, ulta.com
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