Since it is Valentine’s Day and love is in the air, I thought that it would be the perfect day to rock a red lip. Red lips are in girls and it is a gorgeous look paired with a really nude eye and glowing skin.
Red lips are constantly a struggle for most girls because there are so many variations of red lipsticks that it is hard for most to find one that compliments their skin tone.
So let’s find the right red lipstick for you. It’s easy and I am going to show you how.
First thing’s first: what is your undertone? Turn your wrist around and look at the underside of your arm. That is the best place to see your skin tone. I am very fair and I have a cool pink undertone. I rarely tan and if I do it is always a burn first (I know, don’t be jealous). An example of someone with this skin tone would be Megan Fox. If you fall under this category you will need a blue based red. I recommend MAC‘s Dubonnet or Spice It Up.
For those of you beach bronzed babes with a yellow undertone like Penelope Cruz and Nicole Kidman, you would want a warm red with a yellow base. These tend to be a little brighter but can brighten up a sallow skin tends to happen in the cold months. My fave MAC‘s Ladybug or Russian Red.
For those of you who don’t want to dive into the deep end just yet there are a ton of red lip stains and glosses that will give you a hint of red and a lot of shine. Check out Cover Girl lip stain in Wild Berry Wink or Nars Bad Education.
Once you find the perfect red remember these tips:
1. Always exfoliate your lips. I do it every night by brushing my lips with my toothbrush.
This will prevent feathering you know, like the way your grandmother’s lipstick looks right as she goes in for a biiiiiig kiss
2. Line your lips. Usually lip lining isn’t necessary if you are wearing a nude or sheer lip but it is a must with reds. Because most reds are highly pigmented it has a tendency to run, so let’s save the Joker look for Halloween.
3. Gloss. This is the perfect cherry on a red lipstick sundae. I like to keep it simple with a clear gloss so I stay true to the lipstick. You only need a small dab in the center and not on the entire lip or it will make your lipstick slide.
That’s it for this time girls, wear your red lips and be proud. If you are uncertain about your undertone send your pictures or questions to [email protected] and I will find the perfect shade for you. Good Luck!!