Finding the perfect formula may feel like an insurmountable task, but with a new range of wearable textures, finishes, and colors, from cherry to candy apple and everything between, it’s easier than it seems.
Fair complexions usually have a pink-based undertone. To really compliment your skin tone, use blue-based reds or pink-based reds—think raspberry. These red lipsticks will pick up the pink tones in your complexion and really make your smile pop.
Bold, NARS Audacious Lipstick in Annabella
Light complexions usually have a yellow-based undertone. To really compliment your skintone, use a slight orange based red. These lipsticks will pick up the golden undertones and really brighten your complexion.
Sheer, Sephora Collection Rouge Shine lipstick Color No. 32 Serial Dater
Medium complexions can lose and gain a suntan easily, so change your red lip based on the season. In the summertime when you are soaking up rays, wear an orange-based red. This will compliment your bronze skin and lend a brightening look to your complexion.
Matte, Kat Von D Studded Lipstick in Countess
Olive skin tones have a yellow-green undertone that tans very easily. To really compliment your bronze skin tone, use a brick or rust colored red. These earthy tones will warm up your complexion while blending with your skin effortlessly.
Matte, Smashbox Be Legendary Matte Lipstick in Made It
Caramel complexions have a yellow-based undertone. To really compliment your skin tone, use a true cherry red. These red lipsticks will pick up the warmth in your skin tone and really brighten your smile.
Matte, Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso
Golden Dark Complexions
Golden dark skin tones have a yellow undertone. This type of skintone can really play with pigment when it comes to choosing a red lipstick. For a bolder look, try a true red. This will pick up the warmth in your skin and create a brighter complexion.
Matte,Buxom Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick in Classified Crimson
Deep complexions can really play with pigment when it comes to red lipsticks. If you want a bolder look, use an orange-based red to really make your pout pop.
Sheer, Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick in Slowburn