Makeup Shades That Work For Everyone

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Makeup Shades That Work For Everyone

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Wet N Wild Lip Lacquer

Wet N Wild Lip Lacquer
Time Inc. Digital Studio

Great worn alone if you have fair skin or as a light-reflecting topcoat if you have darker skin. Either way this shimmery melon lip color is a steal.

Fling, $3;

walgreens.com.

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Lancôme L'Absolu Rouge

Lancôme L'Absolu Rouge
Time Inc. Digital Studio

Sophisticated and creamy, this warm beige-pink is the perfect nude for fair to medium skin tones.

Rich Cashmere, $29;

saks.com.

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NARS Lipstick

NARS Lipstick
Time Inc. Digital Studio

A staple shade in almost every makeup artist's kit, this barely there hue looks amazing-and surprisingly natural-on every skin tone.

Dolce Vita, $24;

narscosmetics.com.

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Maybelline Color Lipstick

Maybelline Color Lipstick
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The color is very similar to Nars's Dolce Vita, but it's a little less sheer and a bit more pink.

Warm Me Up, $8;

drugstore.com.

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Sonia Kashuk Luxury Lip Color

Sonia Kashuk Luxury Lip Color
Time Inc. Digital Studio

Hovering between pink and orange, this warm neutral is a great everyday color that's best for fair to medium skin tones.

Nectar, $9;

target.com.

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Clarins Rouge Prodige Lipstick

Clarins Rouge Prodige Lipstick
Time Inc. Digital Studio

A vibrant tangerine that looks gorgeous on anyone with even a hint of warmth in her skin.

Sunset, $24;

clarins.com.

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L'Oréal Colour Riche Lipcolour

L'Oréal Colour Riche Lipcolour
Time Inc. Digital Studio

As the name implies, its red is true: Not too warm and not too cool.

True Red, $9;

cvs.com.

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Chanel Rouge Allure

Chanel Rouge Allure
Time Inc. Digital Studio

Another works-on-everyone red, this stunning crimson is packed with pigment.

Audace, $32;

chanel.com.

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L'Oréal Colour Riche Lipcolour

L'Oréal Colour Riche Lipcolour
Time Inc. Digital Studio

Fair skin? Dab it on lightly for a natural stain. On dark skin, it looks neutral, even straight from the tube.

Spice, $9;

cvs.com.

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Bobbi Brown Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Lip Color
Time Inc. Digital Studio

Warm and sheer, this creamy chestnut is the makeup pro's go-to hue for dark skin.

Chocolate, $22;

bobbibrown.com.

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CoverGirl Cheekers Blush

CoverGirl Cheekers Blush
Time Inc. Digital Studio

A shimmering peach—and the closest shade to NARS's legendarily flattering Orgasm that we could find at the drugstore.

Rose Silk, $5;

cvs.com.

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Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush

Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush
Time Inc. Digital Studio

A pop of pink with a subtle sparkle.

Pink Explosion, $43;

chanel.com.

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Redpoint Airbrush Effects Blushwhip

Redpoint Airbrush Effects Blushwhip
Time Inc. Digital Studio

This milky rose-especially flattering on fairer complexions-makes you look like you've been running through the fields of Ireland.

Vida, $14;

redpointbeauty.com.

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Stila Custom Color Blush

Stila Custom Color Blush
Time Inc. Digital Studio
  • Don't let the bold color deceive you. This punchy pink adjusts to your skin so it doesn't look quite so bright. FYI: A little goes a long way-be sure to tap your brush before you apply it.
  • $20; sephora.com.
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MAC Powder Blush

MAC Powder Blush
Time Inc. Digital Studio

No wonder pros reach for this reddish-pink shade when working with dark-skinned celebrities: It shows up nicely, providing a gorgeous glow without a gray cast.

Raizin, $19;

maccosmetics.com.

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NARS Orgasm Illuminator

NARS Orgasm Illuminator
Time Inc. Digital Studio

A new liquid version of the company's best-selling color, which imparts a warm, peachy glow.

$29;

narscosmetics.com.

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Dior 5-Color Palette

Dior 5-Color Palette
Time Inc. Digital Studio

More forgiving than black, silver takes the tough edge off a smoky eye.

Smoky Design, $58;

sephora.com.

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L'Oreal HIP Duo Shadow

L'Oreal HIP Duo Shadow
Time Inc. Digital Studio

Two shades that are amazing on all, in one shimmery duo.

Wicked, $8;

drugstore.com

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Estee Lauder Pure Color Eye Shadow

Estee Lauder Pure Color Eye Shadow
Time Inc. Digital Studio

Perfect for gilded lids.

Sizzling Copper, $20;

esteelauder.com.

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NARS Duo Eye Shadow in Surabaya

NARS Duo Eye Shadow in Surabaya
Time Inc. Digital Studio

Makeup artists swear by this palette of sparkly, warm browns.

Surabaya, $32;

narscosmetics.com.

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MAC Eye Shadow

MAC Eye Shadow
Time Inc. Digital Studio

Golden taupe with a hint of purple: Gorg!

Satin Taupe, $15;

maccosmetics.com.

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YSL 5-Colour Harmony

YSL 5-Colour Harmony
Time Inc. Digital Studio

A glittering melange of earth-toned shadows.

Sahara, $56;

yslbeautyus.com.

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