Red Lipstick Shades
Finding the perfect shade for you
Red lipstick is so in right now and there are a lot of red lipstick shades to choose from!
Everyone can look hot in a red lipstick but before you buy one, make sure that it goes well with your skin tone! This is very essential, so hold that “urge to buy” and read on further...
Ladies, please do keep in mind that these red lipsticks are not all the same. Yes, they may come in the same color but some may be dark, light or just plain bloody.
So, for lovely ladies who have fair skin, you might want to go for red lipstick shades with a coral-y look. This will add a shot of color but not overpowering. Perfect for your skin tone.
Now, for those who have medium skin tone...
You can choose from true red to pinky-cranberry shades. These red lipstick shades will work well with your golden undertones.
For women who are sporting a beautiful dark skin, stick with deep, rich colors like burgundy or warm brick. Don't go for super bright colors because these will definitely look harsh on you.
Now, for those who are unsure of which red lipstick shade that will look best on you even though the tips are already posted(!!!). Just kidding, okay, for our doubtful ladies there who just can't determine if their fair, medium or dark, don't worry because there are some tips for the undecided ones...
The first thing you can do is to pick a shade of pure red that is just between the cool and warm categories. Now, look at the color. You should not see a hue of orange of blue, just pure and vibrant red. This particular color will look good on most women. However, this specific color is quite harder to find than the rest. So, you've got to have the patience!
Another tip, test the red lipstick on your lips. When doing this pay attention to your skin and teeth. When you apply it, you have to make sure that your skin is vibrant and bright and your teeth should look white or as close to white as your teeth can get! This is because the wrong red lipstick shade can make you look sallow and your teeth will yellow and surely, you don't want that!
There is another method that can help you determine if you are choosing the right kind of red lipstick shade and that is the jewelry method. Choose a necklace in gold and silver, try both on and see what looks best on you. If the silver looks perfect, that only means you have a cool undertone and if the gold looks better, that means that you have a warm undertone.
For women who have a warm undertone, go for shades like burnt red, clove and scarlet. While for women who have cool undertones, blue-based reds are the best for you or those that are close to the color of fuschia.
Another method that you can do is the “white clothes method”. Look and compare if an off-white or a true white looks better on your skin tone. If the off-white looks good on you, you have a warm undertone and if the true white, then you have a cool undertone.
Last but not the least, the most common method and the most used...
The wrist method! Look at your wrist. Do you seem to have rosy undertones, or are your undertones yellowish? Many pale women tend to have rosy undertones, which means they are cool. Women with olive or tawny complexions are warm.When doing this, make sure that you are outdoors because you need natural lighting.
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