You no doubt have a friend or two (maybe even you) who says they can’t do red lipstick.
Well, we’re here to tell you that not only can everyone rock a red lip, everyone can rock more than one shade!
Women who say they can’t do red lipstick generally fall into two groups: those who have been duped by big brands into thinking that their ‘iconic’ lipstick shade suits everyone; or those who have tried shades that looks amazing on a friend, but look frightening on them.
It’s not red lipstick they can’t do, it’s simply those particular shades you can’t do.
How do you find your perfect shade of red? It boils down to two things – your skin tone and your age.
- Skin tone
We all fall into one of three skin tones – cool, warm or neutral. Once you know your skin tone, you immediately know which shades suit you … and which shades to leave well alone. Here’s how to tell what skin tone you are.
Plump, youthful lips can generally pull off anything from extreme glosses and mattes, to vibrant or deep shades and even two shades/tones at the same time. As we age however, our lips get thinner and it’s time to pull back gradually to cream finishes and true reds (for those with a cool skin tone) and deeper coral reds (for those with a warm skin tone). For those with thin lips, don’t despair, you can use our tips for thin lips to make them appear fuller and more youthful.
And that’s why we code our lipsticks by skin tone and finish.
So, now you know how to find the shades of red lipstick you rock it’s time to go forth and shop with supreme confidence. A great place to start is here.