Red lips are classy, sophisticated and one of the absolute sexiest color ever. However finding the perfect red can be daunting and quite difficult. Knowing your skin tone will help you find the right shade so you can paint the town red!!
Fair skin tones (think Gwen Stefani): Cool and coral reds look great as they add a pop of color without being too overpowering. Blue based reds are also great as they warm up the face.
Try: Nars lipstick in Red Lizard
Medium/Olive skin tones (think Jessica Alba or Penelope Cruz): Yellow or orange based reds look beautiful against warm undertones.
Try: Mac lipstick in Ruby Woo
Dark/Deep skin tones (think Gabrielle Union): Deep reds and burgundy shades look best. Stay away from brighter shades as they can be too harsh and make you appear to look “clownish.
Try: Wet n’ Wild lipstick in Cherry Picking
** Lipstick tip: If you already have a red lipstick that’s too bright or dark, don’t throw it away. Instead, mix other lip shades you have and customize your perfect shade of red.