General guidelines on wearing lipstick:
Cooler tones, those on the bluer end of the spectrum, work better for fairer skin. Warmer tones, those closer to the red and orange, work best for people with darker skins.
Use warm and creamy shades (more pink, less red) for office. Evening light is more forgiving so you can wear sheer fuchsias for fair skin or brick reds for those with olive skin.
You can try on shades that professionals say look beautiful on early everyone: a sheer berry,subtle pink, or light brown or nude spiked with gold bronze or red.
Generally, the wetter the texture, the less long-wearing but more goof-proof a lipstick is.
Save the heavy gloss and the shimmery stuff for night.