Sometimes, you might not want to have to figure out which hue is the perfect match for your skin tone. That's fair. In those cases, try to find a product that is marketed as a "one size fits all" -- especially in the case of lipstick or lip gloss.
"For a universally flattering metallic, try a gorgeous pink like Osmosis Colour Cosmetics' new lilac lipgloss ($17, blush.com), which works for almost all skin [tones]," advises Ami Shvartzman, Director of Education for Osmosis.
Award-winning celebrity makeup artist Patty Bell, whose star roster includes Amy Adams and Kate Walsh, agrees, noting, "Nothing looks better on a flawless face than a beautiful, sparkling lip gloss." Her favorite: Chanel's Scintillance Glossimer lip gloss ($29.50, chanel.com). "It's a sparkly peachy-pink shade that looks great by itself or over another lipstick," she says.