The Only Guide You Will Need To Pick Out The Perfect Red Lipstick For Your Skin Tone

Jyotika Udeshi , 05 Feb 2015
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift

Ever rushed out to buy a red lipstick that you’ve seen Taylor Swift wear, only to be bitterly disappointed when it doesn’t suit you? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. Lucky for you, we’ve created a handy little guide that will help you identify the best red for your skin tone!

P.S. You might need this guide to help you out too.

Fair With Cool Undertones

Cool, pink undertones come alive with reddish-pink lipsticks. Look for lipsticks that have blue or purple tones to them.

L'Oreal Color Riche Lipstick In 'Pure Scarleto' |Source: L'Oreal Paris
L’Oreal Color Riche Lipstick In ‘Pure Scarleto’ |Source: L’Oreal Paris

Fair With Warm Undertones

Balance out the yellow undertones with a bright coral or true red lipstick. Matte formulas provide a pleasant pop of colour.

MAC Lipstick In 'Lady Danger' |Source: MAC Cosmetics
MAC Lipstick In ‘Lady Danger’ |Source: MAC Cosmetics

Medium With Cool Undertones

If you are blessed with this type of skin, then it’s time to rejoice! Almost all shades of red flatter your complexion.

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick In 'Really Red'| Source: Revlon
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick In ‘Really Red’| Source: Revlon

Medium With Warm Undertones

Brighten your skin with a red lipstick, which has a dash of orange in it. Golden skin + tangerine lips = win!

NYX Simply Red Lip Cream In 'Seduction'| Source: NYX Cosmetics
NYX Simply Red Lip Cream In ‘Seduction’| Source: NYX Cosmetics

Dark With Cool Undertones

Go glamorous with blue-based reds. Cherry, plum or marsala hued lipsticks bring out the pink in you.

Clinique Long Last Lipstick In 'Merlot'| Source: Clinique
Clinique Long Last Lipstick In ‘Merlot’| Source: Clinique

Dark With Warm Undertones

Dark, caramel skin looks absolutely stunning with a deep brick reds. Try out a creamy lipstick to add some shine and dimension to your lips.

Lancome L'Absolu Rouge Lipstick In 'Rouge Amour'| Source: Lancome
Lancome L’Absolu Rouge Lipstick In ‘Rouge Amour’| Source: Lancome

Use our guide to help pick the best reds. However, in the end, wear the lipstick shade that makes YOU happy! After all, happiest girls are the prettiest.

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