Still stuck in the mindset that you can never where red lipstick? I know it’s completely terrifying if you’ve never taken the leap into the red zone but you gotta get over yourself! Anyone can wear red it’s just focusing on a few guidelines that will keep you on the right track when choosing the correct shade/tone/brightness. Your veins are a very helpful indicator on where you fall on the cool to warm spectrum. If you have blue veins you have a cool/blue undertones if you have green veins you tend to be on the warmer/olive/golden undertone side.
Adding contrast is also important when wearing a bold lip color. If you are looking for a nice contrast a good rule of thumb is to play up 1 feature more than the other. For instance stick with a pretty neutral eye with lots of mascara and a crisp liner if you plan on unleashing the red lip tonight, it will just leave you with a nice contrast. Depending on your shade or brightness sometimes you need a little more on the eye to create more attention so the lips aren’t screaming “HEY THERE”!
Follow a few of these guidlines and you’ll be turning heads with that sexy pout or at least get you in the right direction for finding your perfect shade
PORCELAIN DOLLS WITH RED HAIR
-matte loves you
-corl-y reds look best with your pink undertones
-orange-peach/red will help warm you up
MY FAIR LADIES
-true reds with blue undertones really make you pop
-cherry reds or darker berry hues
-stay away from orangey reds
MEDIUM BRONZED BABES (olive/golden undertones)
-You tend to get away with a broader range of reds (yay!)
-Cranberry reds compliment your golden undertones
-Pink based reds are great too!
LIGHT BROWN HOTTIES
-Dark red and warm plums look great on you
-Sticking with rich burgandy and warm bricks really work well
-If you have lighter hair and darker skin orangey reds add a great pop with your golden hue
-deep blue based reds
-purplish fig hues look divine
-stay away from anything too bright
Leave a comment below with you favorite lipstick!