How to select the perfect red lipstick for your complexion
Marilyn Monroe is the poster child for the classic red lip. It’s bold, glamorous and a little bit sexy.
Synonymous with femininity, this iconic beauty staple is always in style and can transform any look – it just takes some confidence.
One way to gather up the courage to wear a red lip is knowledge. Knowledge is power and the more you understand about the shades you’re buying and how to apply the product the more comfortable you’ll be.
When faced with 20 different shades of red lipstick it can be really overwhelming, especially if you’re just getting started. A lot of people say “I can’t wear a red lipstick” however it’s not as intimidating as it may seem, it’s usually just because people haven’t found a colour or texture that’s right for them.
Let’s start with finding the right shade for your complexion.
Firstly, you need to understand the difference between your skin’s surface tone and undertone.
Your skin’s surface tone is the colour you’d describe yourself as (light, medium, dark) and your skin’s undertone is the colour under the surface (cool or warm).
This relates back to the four colour palettes:
Spring Warm – light, bright, clear
Autumn Warm – rich, soft, muted
Winter Cool – clear, bright, intense
Summer Cool – soft, muted, pastel