Wet N Wild Lip Lacquer in Fling
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.$3; walgreens.com.
Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge in Rich Cashmere
Sophisticated and creamy, this warm beige-pink is the perfect nude for fair to medium skin tones.$29; saks.com.
NARS Lipstick in Dolce Vita
A staple shade in almost every makeup artist’s kit, this barely there hue looks amazing—and surprisingly natural—on every skin tone.$24; narscosmetics.com.
Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Warm Me Up
The color is very similar to Nars’s Dolce Vita, but it’s a little less sheer and a bit more pink.$8; drugstore.com.
Clarins Rouge Prodige Lipstick in Sunset
A vibrant tangerine that looks gorgeous on anyone with even a hint of warmth in her skin.$24; clarins.com.
L’Oréal Colour Riche Lipcolour in True Red
As the name implies, its red is true: Not too warm and not too cool.$9; cvs.com.
Chanel Rouge Allure in Audace
Another works-on-everyone red, this stunning crimson is packed with pigment.$32; chanel.com.
Bobbi Brown Lip Color in Chocolate
Warm and sheer, this creamy chestnut is the makeup pro’s go-to hue for dark skin.$22; bobbibrown.com.