This Epic Chart of 97 Lipsticks Will Make Finding Your New Shade Super Easy

If you’re a lipstick lover, then you understand the burden of finding the perfect shade. There’s an endless selection to choose from on the shelves. Even a quick Internet search can turn into a headache since you never know what will look good on your particular skin tone. Luckily, Reddit user Itselyse decided to get a head start on spring cleaning by putting 97 tubes from her massive makeup collection to the test. “I wanted to do the swatches to help me get rid of a few of my lip products because I have far too many for one person!” she tells SELF.

From barely-there nude glosses to highly pigmented matte stains, she perfectly photographed what each one looks like on her skin. The resulting charts are the perfect guide for women with a similar complexions who are looking to find a new hue. “It took four hours to test out each shade,” says Itselyse, who is also a makeup artist. Not too bad for nearly 100 different swatches! To remove each color between swatches, she turned to baby wipes and olive oil.

Itselyse also revealed which colors were her favorite as well as which ones are getting the boot this season. Although there were high-end selections in the mix, she confesses, “most of my favorites are from the drugstore.” In particular, she loves Rimmel London lipsticks. “They got it down pat with the formulas and the diversity of the shades,” she says. On the luxe side, Nars Audacious Lipsticks are also a long-time favorite, and she’ll be rocking MAC’s Dangerous (#57) this spring.

Brace yourselves for the lipstick mania below:


1- NYX Butter Gloss: Crème Brulee

2- Buxom Full-On Lip Cream: White Russian

3- NYX Intense BG: Tres Leches

4- Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Color: Seduction

5- Revlon Lip Butter: Pink Truffle

6- Too Faced Melted: Sugar

7- Too Faced Melted: Chihuahua

8- Nars Audacious: Raquel

9- Rimmel: Airy Fairy

10- Rimmel Kate Moss (light pink packaging): 42

11- Rimmel Kate Moss (light pink packaging): 45

12- Rimmel Kate Moss (black packaging): 14

13- NYX Round Lipstick: Thalia

14- Bite Luminous Creme Lipstick (LE duo): Cafe

15- Bite Luminous Creme Lipstick (LE duo): Pepper

16- Revlon Balm Stain: Honey

17- KVD Studded Kiss Lipstick: Lovecraft

18- Rimmel Kate Moss (red packaging): 104

19- Rimmel Kate Moss (red packaging): 105

20- NYX Intense BG: Chocolate Crepe


21- KVD ELL: Lolita I

22- KVD ELL: Lolita II

23- Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick: Rose Velvet

24- L’Oréal Infallible Pro Matte Gloss: Statement Nude

25- Maybelline Creamy Matte: Touch of Spice

26- MAC: Twig

27- MAC: Velvet Teddy

28- NYX Butter Gloss: Éclair

29- NYX Butter Gloss: Meringue

30- NYX Megashine Lip Gloss: Beige

31- Revlon Balm Stain: Cherish

32- Smashbox Be Legendary Creme Lipstick: Pretty Social

33- Rimmel Kate Moss (black packaging): 33

34- Maybelline Rebel Bloom: Blushing Bud

35- Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick: Pink in the Afternoon

36- Rimmel The Only 1: Naughty Nude

37- NYX SMLC: Istanbul

38- MAC: Please Me

39- L’Oréal Infallible Pro Matte Gloss: Blushing Ambition

40- Nars Satin Lip Pencil: Rikugien



41- Annabelle Twist-Up: Bazooka Pink

42- L’Oréal Le Matte: Matte for Me

43- Nars Audacious: Michiyo

44- Maybelline Rebel Bloom: Peach Poppy

45- Maybelline Vivids: Shocking Coral

46- Revlon Lip Butter: Sorbet

47- Covergirl Jumbo Gloss Balm: Melon Twist

48- Maybelline Rebel Bloom: Colar Burst

49- L’Oréal: Freida’s Red

50- Rimmel Apocalips: Apocaliptic

51- Revlon Matte Balm: Unapologetic

52- Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick: Coral Berry

53- Too Faced Melted: Melon

54- Maybelline Vivids: Electric Orange

55- Revlon Lip Butter: Tutti Frutti

56- Maybelline Vivids: Vibrant Mandarine

57- MAC: Dangerous

58- Maybelline Creamy Matte: Craving Coral

59- Nars Audacious: Annabella

60- Lise Watier: Marilyn

61- L’Oréal Infallible Pro Matte Gloss: Shanghai Scarlet

62- Rimmel Kate Moss (black packaging): 01

63- Rimmel Apocalips: Big Bang

64- Annabelle Twist-Up: Red Carpet

65- Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil: Cruella


66- KVD ELL: Bachelorette

67- Bite Luminous Creme Lipstick (LE duo): Holly

68- Bite Luminous Creme Lipstick (LE duo): Tannin

69- Bite Luminous Creme Lipstick (LE duo): Pomegranate

70- Maybelline Creamy Matte: Siren in Scarlet

71- Too Faced Melted: Velvet

72- Rimmel Kate Moss (black packaging): 31

73- Rimmel Kate Moss (red packaging): 107

74- NYX SMLC: Monte Carlo

75- MAC: D for Danger

76- L’Oréal: Zoe’s Red

77- KVD ELL: Vampira

78- Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick: Black Cherry

79- Revlon Lip Butter: Raspberry Pie

80- Bite Luminous Creme Lipstick (LE duo): Palomino

81- Revlon Balm Stain: Smitten

82- NYX Intense BG: Toasted Marshmallow

83- L’Oréal Le Matte: Matte-R of Fact

84- KVD ELL: Bauhau5

85- L’Oréal Infallible Pro Matte Gloss: Forbidden Kiss

86- Milani: Sangria

87- Nars Audacious: Janet

88- Sephora Cream Lip Stain: Marvelous Mauve

89- Maybelline Creamy Matte: Lust for Blush

90- KVD ELL: Lovesick


91- Nars Audacious: Anna

92- Too Faced Melted: Fig

93- Essence: Wear Berries

94- Nars Audacious: Angela

95- Revlon Matte Balm: Shameless

96- Too Faced Melted: Villain

97- MAC: Matte Royal

Alexis Bennett

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