The Best Red Lipstick For Your Skin Tone



While incorporating red in your wardrobe is not for everyone, you can’t say no to a smashing red pout. At the same time, you may feel overwhelmed by the shades of red on beauty shelves. Well, fret not – here’s a guide to finding the perfect hue based on your skin tone!

Identifying Your Skin Tone

There are two types of skin tones – yellow (warmer) or pink (cooler) – and knowing which category you belong to can go a long way in making an informed decision.

First, look at the veins on your wrist. If they’re blue, it means you’ve got pink undertones and if your veins appear more green, then you have a yellow undertone. If they happen to be both blue and green, means you have the sought after neutral skin tone. Another way of knowing is by going under the sun. If you burn, this means your undertone is cooler and if you get tanned, your undertones are warm.

Pink (Cool) Undertones

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Lip colours with blue or purple undertones would be ideal for those with pink undertones. A subtle contrast is key for your skin tone so avoid orangey shades and go for bolder, deep-bluish tones that’ll make a statement. Stay away from anything too light as it might make your complexion look lacklustre.

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