So I’m kind of obsessed with the idea of wearing red lipstick. I have never worn this color before, but I want to give it a try. Finding the perfect red lipstick for your complexion can be more challenging then you would expect.
Find Your Perfect Shade
Tip: Dab a color on your finger tips and hold them up to your lips instead of applying the color to the underside of your hand or take a selfie to determine what color works best for you. If the photo looks off, keep looking until you find something in a more flattering hue.
Tip: If you want to make a statement go for the cool tones (blue/pink-based red lipstick). If want to be in harmony, go for a warm tone (orange-based red lipstick).
Skin Tone Range
- Fair (light-beige): If your skin is fair, go for reds with a touch of orange, somewhere between tomato red and coral red. Deep reds with a blue tone can appear harsh.
- Medium (tan- milk chocolate): Choose a shade that compliments both the orange and the red. Both colors will work well on you.
- Dark (dark chocolate): Cool reds, devoid of orange undertones, are the most flattering. Look for reds with blue undertones.
My skin tone falls in the medium range so I can wear orange-based reds or red-reds.
I hope you found these tips helpful, but regardless of the rules, wear what feels right.