9 Makeup Products That Complement Neutral Undertones
Do your veins appear to be green and blue (or don't show at all)? Does silver jewelry complement your skin tone as much as gold jewelry? You might have a neutral undertone. If you aren't sure or want to double-check, this quiz will help you discover your true undertone.
Those with neutral skin tones have both yellow and blue hues in their complexion. This means that you are neither warm-toned nor cool-toned; rather, you fall right in the middle of the spectrum. So, what shades and colors go best with your neutral undertone? Pretty much every color and shade of the rainbow, whether it's a warm, sun-kissed bronzer or an iridescent, duo-chrome purple and blue.
If you want a makeup routine that suits your neutral skin tone, we found lipsticks, eyeshadow palettes, complexion products, and more that will be your new essentials. Shades that will look great with your complexion include true reds, nudes, neutrals, mauves, dusty pinks, shimmering champagnes, mints, and blues. On the hunt for makeup that complements your neutral skin tone? Shop our top picks ahead.
— Additional reporting by Emily Orofino
A Complexion Palette: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Universe Face Palette
The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Universe Face Palette ($80) will make your neutral-tone complexion look glowy and sun-kissed, with rosy pops. It's an all-inclusive complexion palette that includes two shades of blush and the bestselling highlighter, finishing powder, and bronzer.
A Neutral Lip Gloss: Tower 28 Beauty Clean ShineOn Jelly Lip Gloss in Almond
The Tower 28 Beauty Clean ShineOn Jelly Lip Gloss in Almond ($15) will give you incredibly high-shine color and leave your lips feeling hydrated and moisturized. Plus, it's an editor-favorite formula. The Almond shade is a milky chocolate that complements neutral undertones. It's a brown that's not too warm or too cool. The gloss comes in 10 other shades, from bright pinks, corals, and berries to neutrals and nudes.
A Cheek Palette: Dior Backstage Glow Face Palette
For a luminous face you can wear every day, this Dior Backstage Glow Face Palette ($45) is a fabulous find. It includes two shimmery blush shades and two radiant highlighters that complement those with neutral undertones. It's got a good mix of champagne shades, warm-toned bronzing shades, and rosy-pink shades.
A Champagne Highlighter: Merit Day Glow Highlighting Balm in Cava
The Merit Day Glow Highlighting Balm in Cava ($30) is a stunning champagne shade that will give you a radiant complexion. The Cava shade works well to balance out the warm and cool tones in your complexion.
A Rosy-Pink Palette: Patrick Ta Major Dimension II Rose Eyeshadow Palette
Looking for a staple rosy palette? You can't go wrong with the Patrick Ta Major Dimension II Rose Eyeshadow Palette ($68). It's filled with natural tones and pinks in matte and glam shimmery finishes. It even has two cream-shadow formulas — perfect for a long-lasting base.
A Neutral-Eyeshadow Palette: Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette
Every makeup-lover knows the importance of a staple neutral-eyeshadow palette. The Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette ($45) is a great option featuring both warm- and cool-toned hues. It has 14 shades ranging from mattes to shimmers that will allow you to create an infinite number of both glam and simple looks.
A Long-Lasting Lipstick: Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip
Don't mind us as we literally swoon over the Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip ($26). It's one of the most pigmented lipsticks on the market, with the longest-lasting wear. It has a weightless feel and a soft matte finish. We're particularly smitten with this soft matte chocolaty shade, but it comes in other bold, statement-making shades. Anyone with a neutral undertone can pull them off.
A Nude Pink: Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk
The Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick ($34) is famous for its cult-favorite Pillow Talk shade and looks stunning on those with neutral undertones. It has a matte finish with a long-wearing, buildable formula. Hydrating and pigmented, it's the finishing touch to a glam look. It comes in a ton of universally flattering shades.
A True Red: Rare Beauty Lip Souffle Matte Cream Lipstick in Inspire
Selena Gomez's go-to shade Rare Beauty Lip Souffle Matte Cream Lipstick in Inspire ($20) will be your new favorite bold red. It's a weightless matte lipstick that feels velvety soft on your lips. It is nondrying and comes in a ton of different shades that complement a neutral undertone.