Picking the Perfect Red Lipstick

Picking the Perfect Red Lipstick

Picking the Perfect Red Lipstick Red lipstick is such a huge trend these days. Not only is it a classic shade that so many beautiful women wear everyday but it is a great way to tie together a whole makeup look. Whether you are going for a beautiful lady-like classic look, or a bold sultry look it is all about choosing the right red for you. I'm sure you're a bit confused by what I mean, I bet you didn't know that there were several different shades of Red that are actually designed to look best with certain skin tones. Today I am going to be sharing with you how to choose the perfect red lip for you personally.

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Fair Skin Tones

If you have a fair skin tone with very light hair what works best is a deeper berry colored red shade, however if you have a fair skin tone with red hair or more a darker shade, you should look for a red that has orangey undertones.

Light-Medium Skin Tones

With a light-medium skin tone you will want to reach for a red with more pinkish undertones.

Olive Skin Tones

If you have an olive skin tone, what looks best tends to be actually a more orange than red colored lipstick. Look for colors that are described as orange-red, primarily orange with a hint of red.


Picking the Perfect Red Lipstick 2Medium Skin Tones

If you have a medium skin tone with warm undertones in your skin, you are going to want to look for what is called a true red. There is no type of undertones or anything to it, just simply a pure red. On the other hand if you have a medium skin tone with more neutral-cool tones  you will want to look for a red with blue undertones in it because this will enhance those cool tones in your skin.

Dark Skin Tones

With dark skin tones you will want to go for a deeper toned red with either blue undertones or berry-toned reds.

In the past if you have tried out red lipsticks and just absolutely hated it, chances are you just didn't choose the right one for your skin tone. Take these tips into account and keep trying out different shades of red until you find the one that best suits you!

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  1. Pam

    I love wearing red lipstick. It adds a pop of color to any outfit.

  2. Robin Masshole Mommy

    I don’t wear lipstick because I always forget I have it on and end up smearing it across my face. Sigh.

  3. Kristi

    I always struggle with the right red for my lips but this helps. I have red hair. I tend to reach for the brownish tones, I think I need to branch out.

  4. Ann Bacciaglia

    I would love to try wearing red lipstick. It is so hard to choose the right shade. I will have to try these tips.

  5. Jeanine

    I have never worn lipstick! I love the look of red but not sure I could really pull it off. This is really helpful though!

  6. Kim Croisant

    Oh thank you – this will help me pick out some colors – seriously, I have so many colors I don’t like But now I know that I’ll like red with more pinkish undertones.

  7. Red lipstick scares me haha I’m not the greatest with bright colors and always feel like a clown walking around. Thanks for these tips, they’re so useful!

  8. Rosey

    The wrong color can ruin a look. The right one can really make your look pop.

  9. So glad to know about this, choosing the right lipstick for your complexion is important, to improve your looks.

  10. I struggle with choosing the right lipstick for me. So this post is totally helpful for me. Thank you!

  11. I am so clueless on makeup so this is a great post for me to teach me how to match up lipstick!

  12. I have yet to find the perfect red lipstick for me. With olive skin tones, I definitely will look for more orange tones, thanks

  13. I used to not like red lipstick but now I cant get enough! A red Matte lip is the best…so chic and screams sexy adult woman!

  14. I love the look of red lipstick but have never found one that looks good on me. I am going to use your tips and try to find a new color.

  15. When I was working out of the home, I wore make up everyday. Red was one of my go to colors!

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