Ravishing Red Lips
My favorite red lipstick is Shisedo’s Perfect Rouge lipstick in RD 516 because it’s a pretty cherry red and is really moisturizing (also a fav of Allure.com). Check out Huffington Post’s Best Red Lipstick list for other top reds lipsticks.
But finding the “perfect red of the moment” depends on a number of factors for me: occasion, outfit, season, time of day, and skin tone.
What’s the best way to figure out your tone? Try this trick from New Beauty:
Flip your wrist over. What color are your veins? If they’re blue-based, that means you have cool undertones. Are they more green-based? You have warmer tones.
Okay, now that we have tone down, what color should you use?
…fairer complexions should look for a more classic red and avoid anything too pink. If your tone is more medium, then a darker blue-based red will flatter you best. Darker skin tones should opt for a more orangey-red.
Watch this quick clip to find your perfect shade of red and for some other lipstick tricks involving q-tips and concealer!