When it comes to lippy, you can’t go wrong with red… seriously. Even if you’re adamant that red doesn’t suit you, we’re here to prove you wrong and show that anyone (yes, anyone) can wear red lipstick. It’s all about balancing the undertones of your skin with the undertone of the lipstick. When talking about reds, people often bang on about undertones, but what are they going on about? Well, red is so versatile because it comes in shades that are warm (with orange or brown undertones) and cool (with blue undertones). If you’re still struggling to get it, try determining the undertone of a lipstick by looking at it against your teeth. If the lippy makes them look dazzling white and bright, it’s blue-toned. Can’t see a difference? The lippy has warmer undertones.

Red lipstick for fair skin

Fair skin looks gorgeous with a bold red lip, and blue-based is the way to go – anything orange-y will make your skin look sallow. If you’re a pale princess, deep, cool reds are the ones for you.

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Red lipstick for olive skin

Warm is the way for all you olive-toned folks out there. Reds with an orange or brown base will bring out the golden undertones of your skin and make you look like a tanned goddess!

Red lipstick for darker skin

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If you’ve got warmth mixed in with your melanin, orange-toned reds will pop against your skin and look stunning. Need more help finding your perfect rouge for darker skin tones? Check out our top tips here.