You read that title right! Whether you’re a morena, mestiza, or chinita, you will be pleased to know that universally-flattering shades exist. These hues straddle the line between the cool and warm color families, which makes them neutral territory no matter what your complexion and undertone. See the four below!
As its name suggests, this is the original red made famous by Old Hollywood stars—not too bright, not too dark. It might intimidate a lot of people with its natural look-at-me factor, but red is actually one of the classic colors, like black and white, that you shouldn’t be afraid of. Anyone can wear red—especially True Red. PICTURED: Maybelline Vivid Matte in MAT9, P349.
Also known as blush pink or petal pink, this warm, floral color is the kind of pastel that won’t wash a girl out—not even morenas who usually stick to bolder hues. It’s also wonderfully feminine, so it brings a softness to any look. PICTURED: VMV Skin Bloom Blush in Bellini, P1,515.
This warm violet has been called the “perfect purple” because it complements any and all skin tones. Much like a navy blue, dark brown, or even black, it also mixes and matches well with other colors. Not to worry, fair-skinned Filipinas—this purple won’t make you look too pale! PICTURED: Pop Beauty Nail Glam in Purple Plum, on sale at P347.
This deep and beautiful bluegreen is more serious than mint or turquoise and less staid than a navy. Want to see how versatile it is? Pair it with something pastel, something metallic, and then something in a similar jewel tone. It looks good with everything. PICTURED: Eye of Horus Goddess Pencil in Teal, P990.