How to find the right shade of lipstick

Love at first swipe! Find your perfect shade and finish with these charts.
Caroline Davies

Written by Caroline Davies

There’s no doubt lipstick wins as the most empowering beauty product. There are few things that can lift your mood as quickly as a swipe of colour (and let’s face it, we could all do with a mood-boost right now.) So whether you’re opting for a bold red lip or prefer a natural nude hue, a touch of lipstick has the power to make you feel instantly more put together in seconds.

When it comes to choosing the perfect lipstick for you, you can think about your skin colour, hair colour, eye colour and even your fashion style. There are no set rules and the same lipstick can look totally different on somebody else. So we recommend choosing whichever shade makes you feel like your most confident.

If you are looking for some shade inspiration, use these handy charts below. We’ve colour matched your shade choices to our brand NEW lipstick collection, nc Radiant Colour Lipsticks. Deep moisture, rich creamy colour and soft, buttery shine in a cruelty free, 100% vegan friendly formula, they’re the little black lipsticks that do it all. Love power reds, neutral nudes, bold brights and ‘pop-it’ pinks – finding your shade has never been so much fun. Whichever kind of lip look you are looking for, you'll find it in this new collection

 

First, meet the new shade line-up

See the colours here



  • THE NEUTRAL NUDES
    Plush Pink

A dusty nude pink neutral, your fool-proof nude

Nude Coral

Warm coral with a hint of pink for a youthful lip look

  • THE POP-IT PINKS

Cashmere Rose

A Tawny pink with rosy-mauve undertones

Gelato Pink

A medium soft sweet pink for instant healthy colour

 Lipstick tones

 

  • THE VERY BERRIES

Raspberry

Mid-toned, vibrant cool berry pink

Berry Bliss

A sophisticated, rich muted plum

  • THE BOLD BRIGHTS

Frosted Grape

Gorgeous glistening grape with purple berry undertones

Aztec Bronze

A copper brown with red undertones and a lustrous metallic finish

  • THE POWER REDS

Candy Red

Bright candied red-cherry, with warm undertones for a pop of colour

Red Velvet

A luxurious ruby red wine shade that’s as timeless as it is elegant

 Tones

Choose by skintone

If you find yourself often wondering, ‘what lipstick suits me?’ Matching your lip colour to your complexion couldn’t be easier. If you are unsure of the colours that work for you, try these shades below on the chart.

Choose by skintone

Choose by colour matching

Does you have a favourite Nutrimetics shade from the archives? We’ve colour matched NEW nc Radiant Colour Lipsticks to the best selling shades in Nutrimetics history. Choose your go-to classic colour with this easy chart.

Colour Matching

Choose by finish

Texture is so important when it comes to lips, so take out trial and error by using this chart. It’ll help find the perfect lip finish easily compared against other Nutrimetics lip formulas. See how our newest creamy lip superstar measures up against our other beautiful Nutrimetics lip formulas.

Lipstick Finish

Shop by warm and cool

Do you know if you’re a warm, cool or neutral? Discover the undertone of your complexion by using this chart.

Another way way to find your warm and cool is by which jewellery suits you best.

  • Cool/pink undertone (silver jewellery) = blue-based and purple-based lipstick shades.
  • Warm/yellow undertones (gold jewellery) = orange-based, warm lipsticks shades.
  • Neutral (both gold and silver jewellery) = blue-based and orange-based lipstick shades.

Warm and cool chart

LIP FACT: Did you know that in World War II, the American government classified lipstick as a necessity thanks to its mood lifting abilities? Plus, in a study at Edith Cowan University, 253 out of 300 women said they felt ‘very confident’ when wearing lipstick. Bright, bold colours are essential, especially when life gets hard.

 

The next evolution of lipstick

NEW nc Radiant Colour Lipsticks brings you rich and radiant colour, deep hydration, soft shine and a sleek black case. Love intense, radiant colour in a single swipe. MORE hydrating, RICHER and LONGER LASTING than Nutrimetics nc Silk Crème Lipsticks. You’ll be addicted to this enhanced formula with upgraded ingredients.

 

Evolution of lipstick

  • EVERYTHING about this lipstick is one of a kind”
  • It feels amazing and looks WOW on camera too"
  • “The perfect lippy!”
  • “Loved how smooth it feels on my lips. Like I’m wearing nothing”
  • “Moisturising, not drying like other lipsticks”
  • “Excellent intensity of colour”

PFAS FREE lip colour 

We know that recently PFAS (Poly-fluoroalkyl or Per-fluoroalkyl chemicals) have become a concern in popular brand name make-up formulas. You can trust that you won’t find them in any Nutrimetics product. Not only do PFAS cause major health risks, the chemicals don’t break down, making them bad for the environment. For over 50 years, Nutrimetics has only ever used the safest, most rigorously tested ingredients, all of which are certified by the AICIS (who regulate chemicals in Australia). We are fully transparent in our ingredients and list everything on our packaging.  

 

Directions: Slightly twist the lipstick to reveal a small amount of NEW nc Radiant Colour Lipsticks. Apply to lips directly from the lipstick bullet or use a lip brush for more precision, working from the centre of the lips outwards. For a perfected finish, first shape lips with nc Velvet Finish lip pencil.

 

Best Lipstick & Lip Liner matches

Best Lipstick & Lip Liner matches

Watch this video to see our Radiant Colour lip & Velvet Crème liner matches in real life!

 

The NEW shades most loved by Nutrimetics staff

For your ‘lip’spiration, team Nutrimetics HQ give their verdict on the NEW Radiant Colours that make them feel most confident. These new transformative shades are giving our team a much-needed mood boost, especially when life gets challenging.


  1. Cashmere Rose

    “Rosy undertones work well for my olive skintone”

    Jenna, MerchandisingJenna
  2. Ashlee, Sales

Raspberry

“It’s perfect for pop of bright that’s still subtle”

Ashlee

  1. Angela, Customer Service

Gelato Pink

“This pink makes me feel instantly happier, I love it”

 Angela

  1. Linda, Sales

Berry Bliss

“I love this rich muted plum for day or night looks”

Linda

  1. Molly, Sales

Plush Pink

“I prefer a more natural make-up look, so this is my go-to”

Molly

  1. Fion, Marketing

Red Velvet

“This is the classic shade that makes me feel most empowered”

Fion

  1. Caroline, Marketing

Frosted Grape

“It’s the bright that’s extremely flattering on virtually everyone”

Caroline

 

 

Try the lipstick that’s on everyone’s lips. 

10 dreamy, creamy shades are waiting for you.

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