Best Red Lipstick — for Your Skintone!

Nothing exudes glamour like a ruby pout. Period.
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Yet many women are afraid of this look, with legitimate fears that, if chosen or applied incorrectly, it may lead to a garish and tasteless look — like the joker!

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No one wants this, obviously!

The first step in choosing the right red lipstick is deciding upon your skin’s undertone! Two questions will help you decide this issue:

1) Do you look better in gold or silver jewelry — or both? If you look better in gold, your skintone has a warm undertone. If better in silver, your skin is cool-toned. If you cannot decide — or you look good with both — your skin tone is neutral.

2) Do your veins appear blue or green beneath your skin?. If blue, you are definitely a cool-toned individual. If green, your skin is warm-toned. If you cannot decide, count yourself among the neutral toned group!

Here are some celebrity examples — and some recommendations for flattering lipsticks for your skin tone:

***Cool Skintone

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Taylor Swift immediately comes to mind. She is wearing a cool-toned red lipstick which leans slightly pink in this photo, and such a lipstick usually makes the teeth appear whiter.

Some recommendations for cool-toned ladies include the following lipsticks:

Mac “Red”—>

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NYX Round Label lipstick in Chic Red”—>

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Napoleon Perdis Devine Goddess lipstick in “Xenia”—>

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Lorac Alter Ego lipstick in “Pin Up”—>

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***Warm Skintone

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These are actresses Penelope Cruz (L) and Kat Graham (right) sporting beautiful warm red lipsticks! Notice the slight orange-y cast, which really pops against their dark/olive skin tones.

Some recommendations for warm-toned ladies include the following lipsticks:

Nars “Heat Wave”—>

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Revlon Super Lustrous lipstick in “Fire and Ice”—>

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Mac “Lady Danger”—>

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Makeup Forever Rouge Artist Intense lipstick #42 “Vermillion Red”—>

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***Neutral Skintone

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The luckiest ladies of the bunch — those who can get away with wearing any lipstick color!

Here are some lipsticks which, while suitable for neutral-toned ladies, are universally flattering:

Mac “Russian Red”—>

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Covergirl Lip Perfection lipstick in “Hot”—>

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Napoleon Perdis Devine Goddess lipstick in “Aphrodite”—>

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Revlon Super Lustrous lipstick in “Love that Red”—>

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Makeup Forever Rouge Artist Intense lipstick #43 “Moulin Rouge”—>

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Nars “Jungle Red”—>

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Have fun shopping for your perfect red lipstick!

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