Find the Perfect Makeup for Your Skin Tone

Big-day beauty is yours with pretty makeup best suited for your skin tone.


Dark & Deep Tones

Brides with darker skin look fantastic in deep colors: berries, plums, reds and more. Keep in mind that intense shades don’t have to be heavily pigmented: A sheer eggplant lip color can pack a punch that doesn’t look heavy-handed. Make sure you’re using products that complement your skin’s undertone by swatching shades on your face or neck instead of your inner wrist (which tends to be a few shades lighter than your face).

Our picks:

huda beauty nude obsessions eyeshadow palette in nude rich
Huda Beauty Nude Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette in Nude Rich

mac cosmetics glow play blush in rosy does it
M.A.C. Cosmetics Glow Play Blush in Rosy Does It

flower beauty liquid kajal blendable eyeliner in jaded
Flower Beauty Liquid Kajal Blendable Eyeliner in Jade

marc jacobs beauty new nudes sheer gel lipstick
Marc Jacobs Beauty New Nudes Sheer Gel Lipstick in Rosy Nude

Medium Tones

Medium, tanned complexions are likely to have warm or neutral undertones. With this comes the ability to play around with color. Ambers, corals, softer golds and even olive hues work wonderfully to give you a radiant look that won’t be too light or look too harsh. Steer clear of colors like ice blues and cooler jewel tones that can take away from your skin’s glow and give it a dull appearance.

Our picks:

stila road less traveled eyeshadow palette
Stila Road Less Traveled Eyeshadow Palette

too faced born this way turn up the light highlighting palette in medium
Too Faced Born This Way Turn Up The Light Highlighting Palette in Medium

benefit hoola matte bronzer
Benefit Hoola Matte Bronzer

tom ford lip color in sable smoke
Tom Ford Lip Color in Sable Smoke

Fair & Light Tones

Finding makeup that doesn’t wash out fair skin can be tricky. Avoid products that have an orange or bright red tint. These colors tend to be too pigmented and harsh, making fair skin look sallow. Fairer complexions often have a cool undertone, leaving skin with a subtle flush. Opt for products like light nudes, baby pinks and cool, neutral tans that play up the natural blush in your cheeks and lips.

Our picks:

tarte cosmetics tartette in bloom clay eyeshadow palette
Tarte Cosmetics Tartelette in Bloom Clat Eyeshadow Palette

chanel les beiges healthy glow luminous color in light
Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Color in Light

nars orgasm blush
NARS Blush in Orgasm

bite beauty agave pre makeup vegan lip serum
Bite Beauty Agave + Pre-Makeup Vegan Lip Serum