The guy’s guide to buying red lipstick for girls

March 15, 2019

The guy’s guide to buying red lipstick for girls

Picture this …

It’s her Birthday coming up. You’ve gone all out for this one. Cocktails on the rooftop of that raved about new bar; dinner at her favourite (and ridiculously expensive!) restaurant; city hotel suite for the night … with breakfast in the room and a late checkout. And now you’re thinking you may as well go completely over the top and buy her the perfect gift as well. But what?

Then, a revelation : red lipstick! She hoards and adores red lipstick. But how do you pick her a new killer shade and know she’ll fall head over heels for it?

Ok, here’s all you have to know to pick a red lipstick that will have her stunned and amazed and become her new go to.

There are only three things you need to remember – skin tone, complexion, finish.

First, her skin tone

Look at the veins in her wrists in natural light. If they look green she has a warm skin tone, if they look blue she’s a cool skin tone. And if it’s somewhere in-between, she has a neutral skin tone and can pull off pretty much any shade of red lipstick. 

Big hint … over 80% of women fall into the cool category, so if you don’t know her skin tone, go with cool and hope to hell she’s not in the 20%.

Cool Skin tones suit blue tones of red, berry reds, blackberry reds, brick reds and plum tones.

Warm Skin Tones suit orangey reds, warm reds, tomato reds, brown based reds, golden reds and tawny reds.

Next, her complexion

If she has fair skin, go with light to mid red shades. If she has a medium or olive skin tone, you can go with mid reds to slightly deeper reds. And if she has dark skin, you can go either darker or brighter, depending on her skin tone.

And last, lipstick finish

There’s really only three: matte, cream, gloss.

If you think about it, you already know the shade and finish of her current go to red, so if you can picture that and follow the above rules you’ll never go wrong.

Oh, and there’s a fourth rule: don’t even think of buying her a lipstick for anything under $30.

Easy huh?!

Or you could just go straight to the Red Cosmetica online store at redcosmetica.com/shop where you’ll find the largest range of the most sumptuous red lipsticks on earth. All categorised by skin tone, complexion and lipstick finish so you can find her new killer red in a heartbeat.

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