Universal Lipsticks for All Skin Tones

The perfect shade is just a swipe away with these universal lipsticks.

As much as Mira loves lipstick, it can also be a source of pain. There’s no greater heartbreak than falling in love with the shade your friend is wearing, only for it to look awful on you. Or when you find the ideal lip color that looks incredible on you, only for it to be discontinued. Ugh. But luckily, many brands offer universal lipstick shades that look beautiful on all skin tones and types. Some are relatively new releases, while others have been around for fifty years and you had no clue that such a flawless universal lipstick existed. Looking at you, Black Honey. Next time you’re looking for your signature shade, try these four universal lipsticks that look amazing on everybody.

  1. Color Sensational Made For All Lipstick by Maybelline

Everybody’s favorite drugstore beauty brand took diversity to the next level when they launched the Color Sensational Made For All Lipstick in 2019. As the name suggests, these lipsticks were specially designed to flatter people of all skin tones and types – tested on 50 diverse complexions to create the ultimate universal lipstick. In fact, the brand was so confident that you’d love these nude, plum, and pink shades that they even offered a money-back guarantee to those who didn’t. Diverse and confident? That’s why Mira can’t get enough of Maybelline.

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  1. Almost Lipstick in Black Honey by Clinique

The universal lipstick that taught us the importance of swatching. Despite the name and how dark this color looks in the tube, it becomes a sheer, sweet tint of plum once you put it on. The subtle hue looks fabulous on all skin tones, and feels lightweight and moisturizing the moment it touches your lips. If you haven’t been convinced to try it yet, just know that this cult universal lipstick has been around for nearly fifty years and sells one tube every three minutes. 

  1. Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color in Uncensored by Fenty Beauty

This one really shouldn’t come as a surprise, considering that Rihanna is perfection and so is her ultra-inclusive beauty brand. Uncensored is a matte red universal lipstick with blue undertones, meaning that it looks flawless on everybody… with an added bonus of making your teeth look super white. If you’re one of those people who wonder if they can “pull off” red lipstick, the answer is 100% yes, and we can’t wait to see you get Uncensored.

  1. Semi-Matte Lipstick in Schiap by NARS

Even if you’ve never considered yourself a Barbie pink type of person, you probably will after trying this universal lipstick. It’s smooth and velvety, with blue undertones (seeing a pattern here?) to flatter any skin tone and show off your bright side. This one is definitely a little more bold than the nudes and rosey tints that make up many universal lipsticks, but that’s what makes it special. 

  1. K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Penelope Pink by Charlotte Tilbury

You’ll always be pretty in pink with one of Mira’s favorite universal lipsticks – which surprisingly, isn’t even that pink at all. This lipstick is a romantic nude shade that’s more dusky or brown pink than the bubblegum you’re probably imagining, making it ideal for all skin tones to wear for an everyday makeup look. Or with the copper autumn eyeshadow you’re already planning for fall… which we totally feel you on.


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