12 Best Lipsticks for Medium skin

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Based on 13000 reviews of 4185 lipsticks from 242 brands, written by MakeupAlley users with medium skin, these are the 12 best lipsticks for medium skin

MAC Up The Amp

4.7

247 reviews

89% would repurchase

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Awesome shade, and I love the smooth texture. Im a NC50 and this definitely adds a pop of color. For those who would like to try out this shade before investing the

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Revlon Super Lustrous Matte - Really Red

4.6

241 reviews

89% would repurchase

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I've been using this for months, and never thought about reviewing it on here. I've blogged about it, and recently found out it's what they use on Mad Men to get the

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MAC Viva Glam I - the original

4.6

234 reviews

87% would repurchase

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It was the fall of 2011; I was right out of high school, in my first relationship with a guy I still love to this day, I was brighter, fresher, and skinnier- I was o

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MAC Russian Red

4.6

664 reviews

87% would repurchase

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I am not a red lipstick girl. But as I grow older, I am prone to try some of the beauty classics. So, I went to the MAC counter and asked my favourite MA if I coul

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MAC Cremesheen - Modesty

4.5

172 reviews

86% would repurchase

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Lipsticks are hard for me because they're either too dark, too light, too blue, or too orange and I don't care for shimmers or sheer-colors. After trying most of th

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MAC Rebel Lipstick

4.5

273 reviews

87% would repurchase

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ZOUNDS! After years of being away from MAC lipsticks, lately I've been ordering some from Mac's website after much studying of their photos & descriptions (& compl

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MAC Faux (satin)

4.4

159 reviews

87% would repurchase

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I got this lipstick for B2M on a whim. I had originally set out to get Cosmo, but after swatching this beside it on my hand, I thought better. I'm really into neut

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Sephora  Cream Lip Stain (all shades)

4.4

185 reviews

86% would repurchase

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I bought this in Marvelous Mauve after seeing a couple youtubers my age that I trust rave about this (they also got Marvelous Mauve). I typically just like the shade

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Wet 'n' Wild Mega Last Lipstick

4.3

283 reviews

86% would repurchase

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These lipsticks have been something of a godsend for me. I'm a woman with a tan skin tone (NC42-44), and I suffer from darkly pigmented lips as many of my ethnic bre

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MAC Lustre in See Sheer

4.2

180 reviews

78% would repurchase

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See Sheer, described as a "pinked grapefruit" is part of MAC's permanent lipstick li

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Revlon Super Lustrous Creme - Pink in the Afternoon

4.2

219 reviews

79% would repurchase

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Remember the last scene of "Breakfast at Tiffany's"? You see an "it girl" with a glamorous raincoat, ballet flats and a sleek ponytail. You think how you could loo

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NYX Matte Lipstick (All Shades)

4.1

207 reviews

82% would repurchase

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Honestly I love NYX. But these lipsticks were so disappointing. When I tried it on. It was way top bright and way too dry. Made me look ashy.. When I went to go retu

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