Finding the right shade of red lipstick is like finding a needle in a haystack.
Even the most glamorous woman must try on different shades of red lip color to find the perfect hue to complement her skin tone and brighten her teeth.
While the right shade of red lipstick can brighten a mouth, the wrong shade of red can spoil a perfect pout in an instant.
Whether you are swiping red on your lips for a business meeting or a hot first date, you can brighten your face with a bold lipstick that gives your skin instant color and radiance. Here’s how to find the right shade of red lipstick that matches your hair color and your vibrant personality in an instant.
Step 1 – Analyze your hair color.
If you are a blonde-haired woman or redhead, choose crimson and cherry lipsticks. If you have brown hair, Persian red lipstick and rose and garnet lip stains are perfect for your pout. If you have dark hair, the right shade of red lipstick for you is a brick-red.
Step 2 – Check your complexion for color clues to find the right shade of lipstick for your lips.
For women with yellow undertones, select lip-glosses and lipsticks with cool-toned reds. Women with olive skin must choose lip stains that feature brownish reds. The best colors for olive skin include: terra cotta lipstick, rust, maroon and cinnabar lip colors.
Step 3 – Don’t despair if you have dark skin.
Women with dark skin and blue undertones can find the right shade of red lipstick in sangria and pomegranate-colored lip tints. If your skin is a dark hue but you have golden yellow undertones, flatter your lips with spicy reds that feature an orange base.
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Step 4- Apply your red lipstick expertly.
If you are rocking a fierce pair of black Prada shoes or the latest Prada pantsuit, the red lip will make your outfit pop! To finish off your look add a clear, non-sticky gloss to add shine to your lips.
Want to make your lips look bigger? Use two shades of red lipstick. Line lips with the darker color red. Smooth the lighter hue in the center of the lips to make your mouth look sexier, poutier and fuller.
Step 5 – One tip to release any red lipstick phobias.
If you are a red lipstick virgin, afraid to try the powerful color because it is overpowering…have no fear. Use this lipstick trick: coat your lips with a clear lip balm. Brush on the red lipstick or dab it quickly on your lips.
Apply and blot the color with a tissue until you are comfortable with the shade
Your red lips will have a softer shade than if you applied a heavy coat of red color to your lips with the lipstick.
Step 6 – Beware of bold eyeshadow colors when painting your lips red.
Wondering which eyeshadow colors look best with red lipstick? Select neutral eye shadows.
Taupes, browns, creams, blacks and grays feature your eyes without competing with the bold red color of your lips. To finish your red lipstick look, add a few coats of mascara and a sheer tint for the cheeks and eyes.
Red lipstick delivers instant glamour on your pout, day or night. Don’t be afraid to experiment to find the right shade red lipstick for your lips. Just sweeping on a red lip can have an amazing boost to your self confidence.