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The Perfect Valentine’s (or any day of the year) Red Lip | My Feature in Uploader Magazine

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!

Learn More: see my previous post about Uploader Magazine…“My First Magazine Feature – An Eight Page Spread in Uploader Magazine!”

You can sport a red lip any day of the year.

Actor TJ Thyne on the cover of Uploader February 2020 issue.

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. 

I can’t believe it?! My beauty column on Uploader Magazine called “Beauty Scope.” Yay!

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.

The question is how do you choose a red lip that’s perfect for you?

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. 

The red lipstick I am wearing is Givenchy Le Rouge Luminous Matte High Control – N.304 Mandarine Bolero – $38

Givenchy Le Rouge Luminous Matte High Control – N.304 Mandarine Bolero – $38

Which Red Lipstick?

The Best Red Lipstick for Fair Complexions: 

Fair skin babes will find that their winning red lipstick is bluebased. Choosing a color that is berryhued will be most flattering. This particular shade will pick up your pink undertones perfectly. 

Beauty Icon: Taylor Swift and Nicole Kidman

Your Red: Bobbi Brown Luxe Lipstick in Retro Red (blue red)- $38

Bobbi Brown Luxe Lipstick in Retro Red (blue red)- $38

The Best Red Lipstick for MediumLight to Medium Complexions:

Mediumlight 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

Your Red: Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution in Sexy Sienna (golden coral) – $34

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution in Sexy Sienna (golden coral) – $34

The Best Red Lipstick for Medium to MediumDark Complexions:

To add the perfect pop of red for medium to mediumdark females, pick reds 

in brickcolored 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

Your Red: Laura Mercier Rouge Essentiel Silky Creme Lipstick in Rouge Profond (brick red) – $32

Laura Mercier Rouge Essentiel Silky Creme Lipstick in Rouge Profond (brick red) – $32

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.

Beauty Icon: Beyonce and Lupita Amondi Nyong’o 

Your Red: Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Mega Matte in Hex (deep red wine) – $19 and Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Black Cherry (deep cherry red) – $21

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Mega Matte in Hex (deep red wine) – $19

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Black Cherry (deep cherry red) – $21

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. 

M.A.C. Retro Matte Lipstick in Ruby Woo ($19)

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