The Perfect Red for You

“Life’s too short – Make every day a Red Lipstick Day!”

The Holidays are a perfect time to wear red lipstick.  I have found that I tend to wear more cool toned or reds that are more maroon than a typical bright red.  I found the colors that I like strictly by trial and error.  I read that a great way to test the color so that it compliments your skin tone is not by testing it on the back of your hand, but rather by putting a small amount on the tip of your finger and holding it up to your lips, or applying some to your lips and taking a selfie.

Reds are something that can look fabulous when you have the right one, or they can make the mouth look like it is screaming for attention because the red is too intense for the rest of the makeup or face.

If you are just experimenting with reds, be careful with the Matte colors – they tend to be a little more bold and stand out more.  Initially I would recommend trying a gloss finish or applying a little lip gloss over the top to tone down the whole look just a little.

If you already have a red that you like, great.  If not, here are some great ideas of cool toned reds that you can choose from.  Stay tuned later this week for ideas for warm toned reds!

NYX:  Matte – Siren

Nars:  Hardwired Lipstick – Deadly Catch

NYX:  Matte – Eden

Nars:  Velvet Matte Lip Pencil – Cruella

Rimmel London:  Bordeaux

Fashion Fair:  Be Nude Collection – Red




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  1. Cate McMullin
    Cate McMullin says:

    Love this! I’ve been on the hunt for a good red especially being a redhead. Can’t wait to see your post for warm toned reds which I’m super excited to try out!


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