Best Lipstick Colours for Fair Skin

Discover the best pink, red and nude lipsticks for fair skin tones including pink, red, nude and orange lipstick shades in matte and satin finishes.

Calling all fair-skinned beauties! Charlotte’s best-selling lipstick collections range from the boldest reds, prettiest pinks to the softest nudes (and almost everything in-between!), so she definitely has a shade for you, whatever your skin-tone.

Find the perfect lipstick colour for your fair skin with our handy tips, tricks and gorgeous shade recommendations below – you’ll be spoilt for choice!


First, you need to know your skin’s undertone. To find out if you have cool, neutral or warm undertones, take a look at your veins on the underside of your wrist.

Cool Undertones: if your veins appear blue or purple, you’re likely to have a cool undertone to your skin.

Neutral Undertones: if they’re more of a green-toned colour, you’re likely to have neutral undertones.

Warm Undertones: if you’re still studying the veins on your wrist and you’re neither cool nor neutral, you’ve probably got warm undertones. Those with warm undertones have bluish-green toned veins.

Now that you’ve determined your skin’s undertone, you can find your perfect lipstick shade for your gorgeous fair skin! Whether you love pink, red, nude or coral lipstick, find the shade for you to make your skin GLOW!


If you’re looking for a suits-all pink shade, look no further than Charlotte's revolutionary Pillow Talk lipstick! Available in matte, glossy and glittering finishes, Pillow Talk is a perfect nude-pink lip shade for fair skin.

Pillow Talk Matte Revolution Lipstick model close up

Charlotte's Hot Lips 2 lipstick in In Love with Olivia is a sumptuous pink lipstick in a gorgeous, moisturising formula! Created in homage to Olivia Palermo, this is a shade that suits everyone, especially those with fair skin and warm, yellow undertones!

In Love With Olivia Hot Lips 2 Lipstick

Another lip colour which looks fabulous on warm-toned fair skin is K.I.S.S.I.N.G. lipstick in Penelope Pink. Being more of a nude-pink lipstick, Penelope Pink is the perfect shade for a gorgeous everyday pout!

KISSING Lipstick Penelope Pink lip close up

Hot Lips 2 Dancefloor Princess Lipstick lip close up

Looking for a nude-pink lipstick for cool undertones? Choose JK Magic Hot Lips 2 lipstick; a gorgeously flattering pink-kissed-with-nude shade which is perfect for every day.

Hot Lips 2 JK Magic Lipstick lip close up

When To Wear It

Flushed pink and pink-nude lipsticks are a handbag essential for the perfect daytime lip look! Wear every day for an effortlessly pretty pout!

Want to amp it up and take your pink lipstick look from desk to dancefloor? Apply Colour Chameleon eyeshadow pencil in Bronzed Garnet to the lid, smudging Rock ‘N’ Kohl eyeliner pencil in Barbarella Brown into the lash line before highlighting your cheekbones with our mesmerising Bar of Gold highlighter palette for a smokey, glowy evening look!


Find Your Shade

You can’t go wrong with a red lip, whether you want a subtle wash of red or a glam statement look, red lipstick is a must-have for any makeup bag! To flatter fair skin best, Charlotte recommends choosing a blue-toned red lipstick for fair skin.

Matte Revolution Red Carpet Red Lipstick lip close up

Or if you’d like a brighter, pink-toned red, go for Matte Revolution in Gracefully Pink. This pink-coral-toned red is a modern take on the classic red lipstick for fair skin, giving a gorgeous glow instantly.

Matte Revolution Lipstick Gracefully Pink lip close up

When To Wear It

A red lip can be worn both day and night! Pair with a black winged liner using Charlotte’s The Feline Flick eyeliner for a gorgeous filmstar makeup look and glam up your red lipstick for fair skin look.

Find Your Matching Lip Liner

For Red Carpet Red lipstick, Charlotte recommends lining the lips with Kiss ‘N’ Tell Lip Cheat, and Pink Venus Lip Cheat is the perfect lip liner to wear with the brighter, pink-toned Gracefully Pink shade!

Up to the intensity by filling in the lips with the liner before applying the lipstick straight from the bullet!