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Best Lipsticks For Olive Skin With Brown Hair

Why Are These The Best Lipsticks For Olive Skin? 

Neutral olive skintones are incredibly versatile and can wear a wide range of colors. These three lipstick shades are the best place to start. Your makeup bag wouldn’t be complete without a deep red, a warm rosy pink, and a reddish nude lipstick.  We’ve gone into detail about each shade below, but for now let’s talk WHY these are the best lipsticks for olive skin.    

When choosing lipsticks for someone with a similar look as Tanya (pictured above) we’re really focused on highlighting features. Think about highlighting your skin tone, hair color, eye color, and base lip color. The great thing about these colors is you’ll likely be able to still wear them as your features change over time (i.e. less pigmented base lip color or salt & pepper hair). Make slight adjustments to how bold the colors are worn as your hair changes or you get a tan.  

Now, let’s talk base lip color. That’s the color your lips are naturally, with nothing on them.  This is important because our cruelty free lipsticks are designed to blend WITH your natural lip color not completely cover it up. So, these lipsticks will look different on someone who has a brown or pink base lip color. 

For reference, Tanya’s base lip color is a light purple. Knowing your base lip color allows you to find lipstick shades that are just a shade deeper for a “my-lips-but-better” look – the perfect everyday lipstick for looking pulled together without any effort. It’s your timeless, classic, everyday shade. 

If your overall look, is somewhat similar to Tanya’s, these lipsticks will all be good choices for you.  


Rebel  – Bold Classic Red Lipstick

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While those with neutral olive skin tones look amazing in a range of different colors, reds in particular look amazing. Your skin may look great in both warm and cool based reds so start by focusing on your base lip color. Tanya has naturally light purple lips – and looks amazing in Rebel since it’s a blue-based red lipstick. 

*Side note: If red lipsticks turn pink on you (and you don’t like that), go with a neutral red lipstick like Risqué or you may have a warm skin tone and would benefit from reading this blog post which discusses which red lipstick is best for your skin tone. (Red Lipstick is a little nuanced)

Blue-based red lipsticks have the added benefit of making your teeth look whiter and your skin look brighter. Rebel is shimmer free but full of shine. The beautiful satin finish keeps your lips looking healthy and vibrant. If you’re looking for a matte finish, all you need to do is blot once and this color goes from satin to matte, instantly. 

Day After Morocco –  Everyday Lipstick

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This reddish pink lipstick with a coral-beige undertone is what’s pictured on Tanya above. This shade of lipstick enhances the golden undertone of olive skin, making you look radiant. The color of Day After Morocco is spicy and saturated but also somewhat understated at the same time, making it a very refined lipstick. 

Day After Morocco provides amazing color that feels smooth and creamy upon application. For those with an olive complexion Day After Morocco is the perfect everyday lipstick shade. It provides color without washing you out but at the same time isn’t too bold or dramatic. It’s just lovely!

Kissimmee  – Playful Pink

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The best thing about having neutral olive skin is that you can also rock a deep rosy pink color. Lipstick colors like Kissimmee bring warmth to the skin while at the same time they make your eyes shine, and make your smile come to life in a carefree kind of way. 

Kissimmee looks fresh, and bright without being too bold. The creamy, saturated shade of this lipstick applies buttery smooth with full-coverage. Kissimmee gives you an unforgettable juicy pout, but you can also tone it down for a beautiful rose lip stain.


Why Should I Wear Red Apple Lipstick?

Because you’ve never worn a lipstick this good before. It glides on smooth and is ultra creamy and moisturizing – thousands of five star reviews, waiting for you to read. For 10 years, Red Apple has specialized in clean, vegan, cruelty free & gluten free makeup for lips, eyes, and cheeks.

If you’re like us, you’ve been searching for makeup with just the right blend of high performance + quality ingredients + non-toxic + cruelty free.  It can be tough to find (especially 10 years ago) so we created it. Then, we made sure it was free of animal bits and allergens for all our vegan & sensitive skin friends.

So, if you’re new here – welcome! We love helping you find the perfect lipstick shades for your olive skin tone – and if you want more suggestions for lipsticks that are great for your skin tone – or makeup for your eyes & cheeks just email our beauty advisors, they’re standing by!

You’ve found high performance, clean makeup that won’t irritate your skin or make you sick (this is especially important for our friends with auto-immune diseases and cancer survivors/fighters).  If you’re in one of those categories, we support you – and are glad you’re here!

We source the highest quality clean ingredients for our makeup – and ensure that our suppliers do not test the raw ingredients on animals. We are Leaping Bunny certified, GMO free, Paraben Free & Gluten Free, to name a few. We exclude all toxic practices and ingredients from our company and products.

You’ve found makeup that glides on smooth, nourishes your skin, lashes and lips – and is truly enjoyable to wear.  

You’ve found a company that cares about its customers.  We treat you, the way you would treat you! 

You’ve found a company who cares about the world around us.  Your purchases help support women’s shelters, cancer fighters & survivors, animal welfare groups, auto-immune disease foundations and support groups (specifically Celiac Disease and Sjögren’s Syndrome).  We love helping smaller groups that need support but don’t have national attention yet – if you know a group that needs support, click here to email us

You’ve found Beauty You Can Believe In.  No more searching, no more guessing, no more buying products that you can’t return.

Start shopping with confidence! And if you need anything at all – contact our customer care team who is eager to help you!

Checkout More Makeup For Olive Skin

You might be wondering what other makeup will look amazing on your olive skin. Below, you’ll find lip pencils that will pair perfectly with the best lipsticks for you that we talked about above. We also included some glosses that would look AMAZING with those lipsticks but also beautiful worn alone. Blush is one of our favorite products, because it brings your face to life – and the shade Tango, is by far the best blush for olive skin! You could also get away with Gotta Glow (peachy pink universally flattering blush) or M’Lady (matte muted mauve – better if you have yellow undertones). Either way, your makeup bag will not be complete without blush – and we highly recommend a matte true peach blush shade, Tango.

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