How to Choose Perfect Red Lipstick for your Skin Tone

how to choose perfect red lipstickChoose perfect red lipstick for your skin tone

Red is a color of love and most of the girls look glamorous by wearing a red lipstick. But is that any shade will work for you? Like a mid tone red will suit everyone, is it really like that? That may not be the case, as choosing a perfect red lipstick is based on the skin tone and complexion. When a red lipstick is worn which goes well with the skin complexion, the results are breathtaking. We get to see loads of different shades in red, like pinkish red, orange based red, corally red, cherry red, maroonish red, wine red etc. So, at Tips and Beauty, we will share some tips to help to choose perfect red lipstick for your fair, medium or dusky complexion.

1. Red Lipstick for Fair Complexion

celebrities in red lipstick

Fair complexion can carry most of the shades even the pale colors which can wash out the medium to duskier skin tone at the same time some shades can look too bright on fair skinned women. Women with fair skin can try blue based red, pinkish reds, cherry reds and even the cranberry reds. Fair skinned ones with yellow undertones may pick up red with orange or pink based which complements the skin color beautifully.  You should also see the Kareens Kapoor’s Eye makeup look to take some inspirations for your red lipsticks.

Here are some recommendations for red lipstick for fair skin:

  • MAC’Russian Red
  • MAC Ruby woo
  • Revlon super lustrous fire & Ice
  • L’Oreal Paris Collection Star Pure Scarlet
  • Maybelline Bold MAT 5
  • L’Oreal Paris Moist Matte lipstick in Raspberry syrup

2. Perfect Red lipstick for Medium Skin Tone

perfect red for medium skin

Corally reds or orange based red, brick red color looks the best on the medium to wheat-ish skin tones. Such colors look great on medium complexion without looking too bright or loud. Even pink based reds can also be tried as they too compliment the medium skin tone. For medium shades, matte lipstick for the evening time and a glossy lip color for the day time or even vice versa. This is because the medium or olive skin complexions can carry bold colors beautifully and they won’t even look harsh rather complementing.

Do check the Bollywood actresses in Orange Lipsticks

Some recommendations:

  • MAC Chilli
  • L’Oreal Paris Collection Star Pure Brick and Pure Rouge
  • L’Oreal Paris Moist matte lipstick in Flaming kiss
  • Revlon matte lipstick Really red

3. Red Lipstick for Dark Skin Complexion

dusky red lips

Darker skin complexion can try reds like cranberry, wine reds or burgundy to make the red go beautifully with their duskier skin tones. Duskier skin tone should try earth toned colors and never the colors that are lighter or have the coolness in them since those colors are more likely to wash out the dark skin. Plum reds and deeper reds look utmost flattering on the darker skin complexion. Like the Bobbi Brown’s Raisin Berry which is a stunning shade of berry for dusky complexion. But here is a catch here, while wearing a deep and dark color you should always try to line the lips which prevents the bleeding and also use some concealer as that would look really bad when that lipstick smudges. For more you should definitely read our post on how to apply dark lipsticks perfectly

Some of the red lipstick shades that one can try are:

Some Tips for Wearing Red Lipstick

Finding the right shade of red or to choose perfect red lipstick is not that difficult if you follow these tips. Red is also a mood enhancing color and not to forget red can make you look really gorgeous.

Now, let us also tell you that if you are not a regular red wearer then you should be aware about some tips that you should keep in mid.

A red lipstick is a bold color hence it should not be paired with a bold, dramatic eye makeup and blush. It is not an hard and fast rule but this is for the purpose of convenience that you should not end up looking like a drag queen. But if bold lips are paired with subtle makeup overall then it would look outstandingly beautiful. So, makeup skills do count here.

When you go for a red lipstick try to keep the eye simple with just some eyeliner and mascara or some eye shadow but never over do it. Check out the Best Eye Shadow colors for Indian skin complexion

Similarly, do not apply a blush which is too bright and has a pop of color when you use red lipstick.

Keep the blush and bronzer minimum so that the red lips can really make an impression. 

By the way what’s your favorite shade of red and which brand is your favorite red? Do tell us too!

Which is your favorite shade of red lipstick? 

About Niesha

Hi, I am Niesha Jeenwal. A beauty blogger, who's been in Blogging world for the past 3.5 years and started my first blog Indianbeautyforever.com which is an Indian makeup and beauty blog while Tips and Beauty.com is mostly dedicated to natural ways and treatments to achieve good skin, hair and health. :) Allow me 2-3 days to reply to your mails or comments. xoxo