The Perfect Lipsticks for Olive Skin

Olive skin can be somewhat of a challenge to match lipsticks to.  With our yellow/golden undertones, it can clash with a lot of typical lipsticks.  Here are some of my favorite lipsticks to wear that look great for olive skinned people.

Kat Von D’s Lolita – Neutral/Mauve

Lipsticks for Olive Skin

I love this lipstick.  It is my go to neutral lipstick color because…well…it’s the only neutral lipstick I’ve found that I think looks good on me.  This color has been raved by many of Kat von D’s customers and is likely her most favorited Everlasting Liquid Lipstick.  The color features a soft mauve/almost pink edging toward the purple/blue side of the color spectrum.  For us yellow undertoned people, we want to stay near the blue/purple undertones in lipstick to offset the undertones in our skin.

Kat Von D’s Damned – Dark Brown/Black

Lipsticks with brown undertones, or just plain brown themselves, look great on olive skin.  Olive skin is flattered by autumn colors, so don’t shy away from chestnut colors.   While this particular lipstick is quite dark (because I’m a dark lipstick junkie), it still holds to the autumn colors spectrum.  If you’re feeling bold, dark brown lipsticks are a great choice to make.

Kat Von D’s Exorcism – Deep Purple


Are we noticing a pattern yet?  It’s true, I admit, I love Kat von D’s Everlasting Liquid Lipstick.  In this picture, I’m wearing the color Exorcism, which features a deep purple that leans to the blue side of the color spectrum.  As I mentioned before, colors that lean towards blue or brown are colors that will most likely look fabulous on us.

Smashbox’s Witchy – Bold Red


Lipsticks for Olive Skin

This used to be my go to lipstick, but I have since grown bored with this color and have moved on; however, the color is still a fantastic choice for olive skin.  If you’re looking for a bold red to wear on your next hot date, this color is great.  It leans toward the orange side of the color spectrum as opposed to pink.  Orange fits in with the autumn color scheme; therefore, making this color very wearable.


Long story short, look for colors that lean towards blue/purple and brown/orange.  These are the colors that will look the best on us.  Colors that lean toward pink usually are the worst choices for olive skin so avoid those.

I hope you enjoyed this post and I will see you on Sunday!  Blogmas start this Friday so look forward to a post every day from the writers of Inbetween Thoughts up until Christmas!

With Love,


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