Finding a Red Lipstick You Love

red-lipstick

Red lips are so glamorous. A woman who wears red is daring and confident.

But there are many shades of red. How do you choose the correct one for your skin tone?

If you have fair skin, choose a cool red with a bluish cast to it. Stay away from warm reds.

Olive skin looks good in warm brownish reds, like brick. Stay away from reds that are too orange.

Dark skin tones look good in dark reds with blue tones or deep brownish reds. You should also stay away from orangey reds.

If you’re afraid red will be too overpowering for your face, try applying lipstick with your fingertip instead of from the tube. This way you can dot on as much or as little color as you like and it will stay sheer.

Here are some examples in a range of colors from Nars:

Fair
afghan-red
Afghan Red (satin garnet)

fire-down-below
Fire Down Below (semi matte pure blood red)

jungle-red
Jungle Red (semi matte bright red)

Olive
manhunt
Manhunt (sheer poppy red)

sephora-flame
Sephora Flame (semi matte deep red brown)

shanghai-express
Shanghai Express (semi matte warm brick red)

red-lizard
Red Lizard (semi matte full powered red)

Dark
scarlet-empress
Scarlet Empress (semi matte blue red)

tamango
Tamango (glistening cabernet)

viridiana
Viridiana (rich burgundy)

All Nars shades are available at Sephora.com for $24.

2 responses to “Finding a Red Lipstick You Love

  1. Red is glamorous but I always feel like a little kid playing dress up when I wear it.

  2. Reds can be a challenge! I think, of these, I would try the Afghan Red first. 🙂