From Cleopatra to Marilyn Monroe to Taylor Swift, the red lip is the ultimate beauty statement. But you don’t have to be a celebrity to crush this crimson lip. Ever wanted to know the secret to wearing the perfect holiday re? You better not pout, I’m telling you- HOW!
A red lip is an instant classic, it’s timeless, effortless and oh-so chic! There are just a simple rule to follow so that you can find your sexy shade.
KNOW YOUR TONE.
Skin tone is the first step in selecting the right red for you. Look at your face in the mirror without makeup. What tone do you see?
A yellow tone means you are a warm.
A red undertone means you need a cool shade.
It’s as easy as 1-2-3! Remember art class and your primary color wheel?
Fair complexions typically have a pink or red undertone, and what’s the opposite of red on the color wheel? Blue! Blue or pink based reds compliment a fair complexion best! Think raspberry hues. Try Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick in F-Bomb.
Light complexions normally have a yellow based tone, to really being out the golden goddess inside you, opt for an orange red lip! Try Yves Saint Laurent ROUGE PUR COUTURE Lipstick Collection Color 13 Le Orange.
Olive skin have a yellow-green tone and to really make their smile sultry should try a deep red, like a brick or rust color. It not only warms up your skin for winter but helps make your teeth look whiter! Try NARS lipstick in Fire Down Below.
Darker complexions have a little more room to groove! Make a statement with an orange based red, like Buxom Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick in Wildfire or if you prefer a more understated red, opt for a merlot shade, like Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème Lipstick in Color 226 Scandal.
There you have it! It’s not that hard to find the right shade for you. No matter how your day is going, put on a red lip & work! Be sure to show us your favorite RED lip this season by tagging #TeamAC on social!