The shade is pretty flattering on any skin tone. It's also a subtler shade than, say, a deep-red lipstick, but it's not quite neutral or nude, so you still get a dose of color. And I think the lip color is versatile for just about any type of look. It's great for everyday wear, but it also works well for a night out. You can just play with the finishes, from a matte lipstick to a creamier, shinier coat.
Take a look at some mauve lipstick options below, broken down by skin tone.
For Fair Skin Tones
1. Covergirl Continuous Color Lipstick It's Your Mauve
2. Nars Lipstick in Hot Kiss
3. Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Sassy Mauve
4. Bobbi Brown Luxe Lipstick in Pale Mauve
5. MAC Lipstick Cream in Faux
For Olive Skin Tones
6. Nyx Professional Makeup Soft Matte Lip Cream in Toulouse
7. Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Shine Oil-in-Stick Lipstick Balm in Mauve Cuir
This shade is more of a pinky-red hue, so it's a bit different from traditional mauves. The formula is made with 65% essential oils, so it will moisturize your lips and leave a shiny finish.
8. Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick in Ringleader
9. Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Medium Matte Revolution Lipstick
For Tan Skin Tones
10. Covergirl Outlast All-Day Lip Color With Moisturizing Topcoat in Good Mauve
When I say this lipstick is long-lasting, I'm not lying. It's got you covered for up to 24 hours thanks to its shiny topcoat that you apply after adding the color.
11. Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Mauve for Me
12. Nyx Professional Makeup Matte Lipstick in Honeymoon
13. Kjaer Weis Matte Naturally Liquid Lipstick in Enthralling
A soft pink-mauve, Kjaer Weis's liquid lipstick is another one that helps enhance your natural lip color. The matte formula is enriched with cold-pressed sunflower, jojoba, and castor-seed oils plus hyaluronic acid to leave the lips completely hydrated and nourished.
For Deep Skin Tones
14. Anastasia Beverly Hills Matte Lipstick in Resin
15. Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color in Uncuffed
This weightless and long-wearing lipstick is just so effortless, but it delivers a ton of color. The rosy mauve finish works well on all skin tones.
16. Tom Ford Lip Color Lipstick in Night Mauve
Tom Ford's lipstick is a richer, deeper mauve that is so sophisticated and stunning. The formula has specially treated color pigments that give both a saturated hue and luminosity. It also contains murumuru butter, soja-seed extract, and chamomilla flower oil for a creamy and smoothing texture.
17. Rare Beauty Lip Souffle Matte Cream Lipstick in Fearless
18. Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Firenze
You get up to 12 hours of continuous wear with this lipstick, but you don't have to worry about your lips feeling super dry. The creamy and lightweight lip product has a matte finish and full-coverage color.