When it comes to makeup there is no bigger statement than red lips. The look is stunning, attention grabbing and a timeless classic. And the best thing is that anyone can pull off red lips. Rest assured, Iconic Red is your color. We’ve found the best formula and shades that are sure to flatter. Woman of all hair colors and complexions are enjoying our new lipstick and lipgloss formulas. The fun is watching the “former no lip-color” gals come alive when they try it on!
Here’s how to find the best hue for you.
Rule #1: Find the Right Shade for You
When it comes to choosing red lipstick, forget the fancy packaging and the price. The only thing that matters is finding the right shade for you. The best way to do this is to try different shades on bare lips.
1) Strip your lips of any balms or other lipsticks so your natural lip color is showing.
2) Apply a red lipstick shade that you like to your top lip only and then look at the color against your natural bottom lip.
3 If the red lipstick is one or two shades darker then youâ€™ve found the shade that will look the most flattering on you!
Rule #2: Match Your Red Lipstick to Your Hair Color and Complexion
To really pull off red lipstick successfully you also need to think about how well your shade is going to match with your skin tone and hair color. Get it right, and your lipstick, complexion and hair color will all blend into an effortlessly pulled together look.
If youâ€™ve got brown or black hair with a warm complexion then look for shades of red with a brown base. Lipsticks that use words like, deep orange, golden red and coral to describe the shade is what youâ€™re looking for. If your complexion is on the cooler side then try cherry reds, plum and burgundy.
Blondes with a warm complexion can get away with coral red, orange red, or copper red. While cool complexions should give anything described as dusty rose, plum pink, light red/rose or any red with a blue undertone a go.
Redheads with a warm complexion should go for orangey, brighter shades of red. While those with a cool complexion can pull off blue toned reds (which make teeth look whiter) and darker reds like plum, berry and brick.
The only decision to make after that is how many different shades to buy, and how youâ€™re going to fit them all in your handbag!