Best Lipstick Colours for Fair Skin

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!

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How To Match a Lipstick Colour To Your Skin’s Undertone

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.

Pink lipsticks for your skin tones
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!

Pink Lipstick

For fair skin tones, think pink! Generally, fair-skinned beauties should look for pink-toned beige nudes, blushed pinks and soft mauve lip shades. Charlotte has a fabulous range of pink lipsticks in matte, glossy and satin finishes for all skin-tones and undertones.

Find Your Shade

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.

The Pillow Talk Love Story
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!

Charlotte Tilbury 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!

Choose a flushed pink shade if you have cool undertones to your skin. Charlotte loves Hot Lips 2 lipstick in Dancefloor Princess, a gorgeous cool-girl pink lipstick inspired by Kylie Minogue!

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.

Charlotte Tilbury JK Magic Hot Lips 2 Lipstick
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 Matching Lip Liner

Charlotte’s iconic nude-pink Lip Cheat lip liner pencil in Pillow Talk works gorgeously for all of the above lipsticks. It’s the perfect universal pink liner!

Red Lipstick

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 shade.

Matte Revolution lipstick in Red Carpet Red is a show-stopping ruby red, perfect for fair-skinned beauties who want to get that gorgeous old Hollywood glamour look!

Or if you’d like a brighter, pink-toned red, go for Matte Revolution in Amazing Grace. This pink-coral-toned red is a modern take on the classic red lip and gives fair skin a gorgeous glow instantly.

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.

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 Amazing Grace shade!

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

Nude Lipstick

Find Your Shade


Dreamy ‘your-lips-but-better’ nude lip colours never go out of style! For nude-lipstick lovers with fair skin, Charlotte recommends choosing beige-toned nudes for a gorgeous understated lip look.

K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipstick in Nude Kate is the ultimate nude lipstick for fair skin, the moisturising ingredients and gorgeous glossy finish create a super soft, supermodel pout instantly!

When to Wear it

Nude Kate is a gorgeous everyday shade, but also works perfectly for a glam, understated evening makeup look; wear with a smokey eye using The Rock Chick Luxury Palette, and contoured cheeks using Hollywood Contour Wand in Light to Medium.

Find Your Matching Lip Liner

Perfect your nude lip-look by lining the lips with Charlotte’s Iconic Nude Lip Cheat lip liner; the perfect nude beige lip liner for a fuller, re-defined pout.

Coral Lipstick

Find Your Shade

Be bold and stand out from the crowd with coral lipstick. The blue-toned K.I.S.S.I.N.G satin-finish lipstick in Coachella Coral is a gorgeous, full-bodied coral shade which looks fabulous on fair skin.

When to Wear it

Coachella Coral is the perfect pop of colour for your summer makeup looks; wear all-summer-long with Light Wonder Foundation, Beauty Light Wand in Peachgasm and a coat of Legendary Lashes Volume 2 mascara for a gorgeous, light makeup look!

Find Your Matching Lip Liner

Amplify your orange pout with Pink Venus Lip Cheat lip liner – the perfect, complimenting peach coral lip liner pencil for fair skin when wearing Coachella Coral!

Shop our entire collection of luxurious pink, red, nude and coral lipsticks and discover your perfect lipstick shade with Charlotte’s lipstick finder for more gorgeous lipsticks!

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Posted by Charlotte on 7th August at 18.50 in Guides