DMC embroidery floss colors suitable for male lips include flesh tones such as 3064, 407 and 801, as well as rose tones such as 3771 and 758. As of October 2015, DMC offers more than 400 shades of cotton embroidery floss, including dozens of flesh tones that match a variety of male lip colors. Craft supply companies such as A Child's Dream offer floss kits tailored especially for facial-feature embroidery.
Male lips come in a variety of colors from pale peach to deep brown. When choosing the right DMC floss color for male lips, the crafter must take the subject's complexion into consideration. Lighter skin tones typically call for lighter lip colors, while darker skin tones may call for deeper lip colors.
Possible matches for male lips from the DMC catalog include 3064, a warm tan tone with a hint of orange, and 407, a cooler taupe. For darker skin tones, possible matches include 801, a deep mahogany, and 433, a slightly lighter, warm-toned brown. Peach-toned possibilities include 3771, a warm peach with an orange tinge, and 758, which has a slightly rosy hue. Color 948, a rose-tinted bone shade, may match very pale lips.
If a crafter cannot find a perfect match, she can combine strands of several colors to customize a lip shade for her project.