The Best Lip Colors for Pale People

It’s no secret I’m extremely pale. I just am and that’s ok. During the summer I spray tan, but most of the time I just rock it. I know what shades work for me, I know when I have on way too much bronzer, and I definitely know that yellow is not my color.

The thing I have the hardest time with though is lipstick colors. I’m constantly concerned I’m crossing over into circus territory and look ridiculous. I also don’t want to wear the same thing every day. There are some girls who can rock lots of different shades of lipstick, but I am just not one of them.

However, these are my go-to lipsticks, the ones I know are ok for my pale skin and will not put me on the news as a “clown-stalker.”

So here they are, my favorite lipsticks for pale skin. I broke them into categories so you can achieve the look you are going for.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Crystal- 01 Crystal Baby 

Pale people do not have skin-colored “nude” lips. Our lips are actually kind of pink. I LOVE this lipstick from Estee Lauder. I received it in a gift with purchase bag one year and continue to buy it. It’s just the perfect shade for a nude glossy professional look. This is my “everyday” lipstick for work and running around town.

L’oreal Colour Riche Lipcolour – 815 Ginger Spice

For evening and elegant events, I like this L’Oreal lipstick in Ginger Spice. It’s dark, but not too dark and in a brownish color. It makes me feel kind of powerful and pretty without being too overdone.

Soft and Romantic:
Mac Matte Lipstick – Runway Hit

I love this M.A.C. lipstick. It’s such a pretty shade of pink. I discovered this color on my wedding day when my makeup artist asked what look I was going for, and I said “a soft pretty lip and all the eyelashes,” and she pulled out this. I loved this color so much, I bought it from her right there. The only thing is I don’t love matte lipstick so I have to add a touch of clear gloss or vaseline.

Covergirl Outlast – 521 Eternal Flame

Pale girls have to be careful with reds. This is where we can cross over into clown territory or look like a Hollywood starlet depending on the color. Pale people actually need reds with blueish undertones and I am obsessed with this color. I bring it out a lot for the holidays and theme parties.

Burt’s Bees Moisturizing Lip Balm – Pomegranate

Sometimes you just want a quick and easy colored lip balm. My favorite is Burt’s Bees in Pomegranate. This color is just right and never too much with my pale skin and blonde hair.best_lip_colors_for_pale_people

What are your favorite lipsticks?

20 comments so far.
  • I’ve been on the hunt for a new pink and I am loving that MAC Matte Lipstick!

    • I LOVE it. I don’t always love matte lipsticks though, but with a touch of gloss or Chapstick it’s perfect.

  • That MAC lipstick is so pretty! I’ve been looking for a pink “my lips but better” shade, and this is a great option!

  • I’m a pale person too and have a hard time with lip colors. I had my makeup done the other day and loved the color the girl picked out of me. It’s something I never would have picked for myself, but I am so glad I tired. The perfect pink neutral! It’s Smashbox Famous!

    • Awesome! Thanks, I will have to check it out. I’m always looking for new ones.

  • Tal

    Pale girls unite! Love your picks for lip colours. I rock my paleness all year round! I do not bother to self tan because I am too lazy to keep it up LOL

  • Jamie

    I have been in the market for some new lipsticks, so I am pinning this to look at for the next time I am out shopping!

    xx, Jamie

  • I love MAC lipsticks so I’d definitely go with that one! It’s a beautiful color by the way!

  • Elizabeth Johnson

    I am always looking for a good nude color. I’ll have to check that one out!

  • I’m definitely going to check out all of these! I find it so hard sometimes to find good lip colors to match my skin tone. I have a great nude, but it only works in the summer months when my skin is slightly darker than normal. It’s totally crappy. Being pale is the worst haha

    • Awesome! My skin is never darker unless it’s fake, so that one works for me all the time haha!

  • I’m not pale, but I LOVE the Burt’s Bees pomegranate lip balm!

    Alix |

  • I’d go with MAC. Great options.

Hey! I’m Helen.

Hey! I’m Helen.

Llife and style blogger. Diet Coke addict. Fluent in emojis. Online shopaholic.

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