Red lips are huge news this season, but if you’re a red lippy virgin the prospect of picking the right red to suit your skin tone can be a daunting task. Your first port of call is to take a good look at your complexion and decipher what skin tone you have. Once you have this down, you can use this simple guide to picking the perfect red…
Skin tone: Fair with pink undertones
The perfect red: For paler beauties with a hint of pink in their complexion, a matte red with a hint of orange will help bring out the undertones.
Skin tone: Fair with yellow undertones
The perfect red: Warm, brick-hued reds look striking against fair, yellow toned skin.
Skin tone: Beige/sunkissed
The perfect red: Beige skin tones can get away with a lot; try deep reds with gold undertones or brighter orange reds.
Skin tone: Golden
The perfect red: Coral colours look lovely against golden skin tones. If you have green eyes, a darker brown-red will complement your complexion.
Skin tone: Bronze
The perfect red: Those with a bronze complexion can pull off just about anything. If you have warm undertones try a bright coral-red for a high impact look.
Skin tone: Olive
The perfect red: Pinky reds suit olive skin tones perfectly as they really make the undertones of your complexion pop.
Skin tone: Coco
The perfect red: Darker skin with golden undertones look stunning against matte orange-reds, keeping the look in the same warm-toned family.
Skin tone: Dark
The perfect red: For deep, dark complexions try a blue-based cool shade of red. The contrast of this and your skin makes for a truly modern look.
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