Bold Lip Color: Fair, Warm Skin; Medium Hair

1Your Best Bold Lip Color: Merlot

Orange, gold and brown-based hues all enhance the glow of a warm complexion. This wine-inspired shade is a smoldering contrast to your light skin and the natural golden highlights in your hair.

The brand’s original formula wears with a soft matte finish and is blended with beeswax and vitamins C and E for comforting, creamy color in a softer take on merlot.

One coat is all you need for a rich merlot lip in this creamy color that contains canauba wax and lanolin oil for smooth application and rich wear.

A touch of kaolin hugs this berry-merlot to lips, while a blend of waxes and oils provide plumping moisture. For a lighter day-friendly version, tap color to skin and purse lips to spread.

CoverGirl’s Queen Collection boasts the brand’s most intense hues, and a nutrient-rich formula overflowing with green tea leaf extract, coconut oil, avocado and aloe vera.

One of L’Oréal’s longest-wearing formulas, Infallible Le Rouge blends flexible polymers and vitamin E together to keep the wearability moist and comfortable in a shade that’s a deeper variance of merlot.