I am so excited to share with you my first article for my beauty column called “Beauty Scope” in Uploader Magazine! There are some really great tips to finding the right red lipstick for your skin tone. This color is undeniably perfect for Valentine’s Day and any day of the year for that matter. I hope you find the information helpful because all ladies can sport a red lip. Enjoy!
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The Perfect Valentine’s Day Red Lip
The conventional look for Valentine’s Day is, of course, the classic matte red lip and smokey eye. This well-established look for “lover’s day” has remained unrivaled by any enticing makeup trend and has stood the test of time. The red lip is iconic. So don’t think that the red lip is only reserved for February 14th.
You can sport a red lip any day of the year. Women who wear red lipstick feel powerful, feminine, and sexy. Men report that they find women more attractive when they wear red lipstick. So it is no wonder that the red lip has become a date-night staple. After all, this is one beauty trend that never gets old.
How to Pick the Perfect Red Lipstick for Your Skin Tone
The color of red symbolizes the color of love. Let’s spell l-o-v-e all over your lips with the perfect pout this Valentine’s Day. This hot day is fast approaching, so let’s dive right into how you can get kissable lips. The question is how do you choose a red lip that’s perfect for you? The first thing to consider is your skin tone. Though red lipstick is universally flattering, it is quite tricky to find one that best suits your skin tone.
Which Red Lipstick?
The Best Red Lipstick for Fair Complexions:
Fair skin babes will find that their winning red lipstick is blue–based. Choosing a color that is berry–hued will be most flattering. This particular shade will pick up your pink undertones perfectly.
Beauty Icon: Taylor Swift and Nicole Kidman
The Best Red Lipstick for Medium–Light to Medium Complexions:
Medium–light to medium skin tone gals can venture out in varying shades of red. During the summer months, sport a red lip that is more coral red to complement your tan. In the winter, blue-based reds are best suited and will make your teeth look white.
Beauty Icon: Jennifer Anniston and Penelope Cruz
The Best Red Lipstick for Medium to Medium–Dark Complexions:
To add the perfect pop of red for medium to medium–dark females, pick reds
in brick–colored hues. This skin tone will look gorgeous in reds that are earthy and rusty. Experiment with brown reds for the most attractive red lip look.
Beauty Icon: Eva Longoria and Mindy Kaling
The Best Red Lipstick for Deep Complexions:
The best kind of red for women with deep skin tones will have a harmonious blend of burgundy and dark cherry shades. If you have warm undertones, pick a red lipstick with a blue tint such as wine red. If you have cool undertones, a red lipstick that is cherry-like will flatter your lips beautifully.
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The Best Red Lipstick for Everyone
The struggle to find the perfect red lipstick is real. But boy is it worth it! I hope my pointers for finding your perfect red lipstick for Valentine’s Day are easy and clear. Head over to your local makeup store to experiment and try on the suggested colors.
However, if you are lacking the time or find shopping for the perfect red lipstick intimidating, let me share with you a secret M.A.C. Retro Matte Lipstick in Ruby Woo ($19) is a universally flattering red lipstick for many women. There are few lipsticks as widely popular as this one. It is simply great for all skin tones.