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The Best Lipstick Colors for Olive Skin

Updated on June 6, 2015
Monica Bellucci in Soft Pink Lipstick
Monica Bellucci in Soft Pink Lipstick

The best lipstick colors for olive skin are almost as varied as the rainbow. The best part is that there are colors for both soft and sexy looks. Some of the most beautiful women in the world have olive skin, and if you have this kind of coloring, looking for the right shades is both fruitful and fun. So what are the best colors?

We take beauty inspiration from celebrities such as Monica Bellucci, Kim Kardashian, Salma Hayek, Selena Gomez, and Aylssa Milano, to help identify lip colors that will look great on you too..

Monica Bellucci in Soft Rose Lipstick

Italian film actress Monica Bellucci is famous for having full lips. The pink lipstick she chose flatters her light olive skin perfectly. When you choose a subtle lipstick color like this, you need very little makeup to complete the look. You can just wear a light coat of mascara, some under-eye concealer, and go! -- an added bonus.

Kim Kardashian in Crimson Lipstick
Kim Kardashian in Crimson Lipstick

Kim Kardashian in Crimson Lipstick

Reality star Kim Kardashian is well-known for her sexy style. And her lips do her justice as well. Crimson lipstick is perfect on olive-skinned women. This is because the slightly maroonish red complements the yellow and green undertones in olive skin.

Kim coordinates her crimson lipstick with her red dress and rose-colored blush that is swept across her cheeks and forehead.

Salma Hayek in Nude Lipstick
Salma Hayek in Nude Lipstick

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Salma Hayek in Nude Lipstick

Hollywood actress Salma Hayek is known for having classic style. And she is no different here. Salma goes neutral in a nude lipstick that makes her look light and fresh. Nude lipstick flatters olive skin because it matches the tones already in your skin. It is a good lipstick color to try if you want a light, airy look. It is especially appropriate during the summertime by the beach. Remember, the darker your olive skin is, the darker your "nude" lipstick needs to be. Always make sure the nude lipstick you choose is one hue darker than your natural skin color.

Selena Gomez in Orange Lipstick
Selena Gomez in Orange Lipstick

Selena Gomez in Orange Lipstick

Actress/singer Selena Gomez shines brightly in her choice of an orange lipstick. Orange lipstick looks great on olive skin because it matches the yellow undertones in people with this kind of skin. In fact, olive skin and dark African-American skin are usually the only complexions that orange lipstick looks good on. This color lipstick makes a statement of warmth, yet reflects vibrancy -- exactly the personality youthful Selena Gomez has.

Alyssa Milano in Cinnamon Lipstick
Alyssa Milano in Cinnamon Lipstick

Alyssa Milano in Cinnamon Lipstick

Actress Alyssa Milano wears a cinnamon-colored lipstick. This color looks great on olive skin because this kind of skin has subtle brown hints running through it. Cinnamon-colored lipstick looks great on both light and dark olive complexions. Alyssa Milano rounds out her makeup routine with matching blusher. The complete look makes both her eyes and her lips pop.

Use this page as a guide whenever you want ideas on how to compliment your lips!

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