Find the Perfect Red Lip for Your Skin Tone

Red lipstick can really bolden up your look. But many tend to struggle to find a red lip that will complement their skin tone. We want to help with that. But there are so many tips and guides for choosing the right shade and undertone, it can all be a little overwhelming. So we’re going to break it down for you and help you find your perfect shade. perfect red lip

Matching Undertones

The easiest way to find the red that fits you best is to look at the undertone of your skin and lipstick. There are two undertones: cool and warm. Most people have a warm undertone (think olive, golden and peachy). But there are still those who have cooler undertones (think pink, red or blue).

A red lip for warm skin tones

The best red lip is one that has warm undertones as well. Our top glo minerals picks are Suede Matte Crayon in Crush, Suede Matte Stick in Pinup, Lipstick in Siren and Cream Glaze Crayon in Jetset.

A red lip for cool skin tones

The best red is one that, you guessed it, has cool undertones as well. Our top picks are Suede Matte Crayon in Bombshell, Lipstick in Vixen and Gloss in Poppy.

Opposite Undertones

Matching your skin and lipstick undertone is a safe way to go, but here is where you can get creative! Step out of the box and choose the opposite undertone for a lipstick that’ll really pop. For someone who has a warm, olive tone, picking out a deep, plum red will give you a classic, vintage look. For a cool, fair skin tone choose a deep, brick red to give warmth and drama to your look.

A red lip for warm skin tones

For warm skin tones, try a deep plum like Lipstick in Bordeaux or Aubergine, Suede Matte Stick in Port, Liquid Lips in Desire or a bright, cool red like Suede Matte Crayon in Bombshell.

A red lip for cool skin tones

Pick Sheer Lipstick in Jamaica, Lipstick in Snapdragon or Cabaret, Liquid Lips in Sultry or a bright, warm orange like Suede Matte Stick in Pop!

Don’t get too hung up on whether the tone is right or wrong, though. Just pick a shade that looks best when on! Matching undertones are a guide, not a rule. When you find the right one, you’ll know it was a match made in heaven.

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