I don’t care what anyone says, red lipstick looks insanely good on redheads.
But, there’s a clever knack to getting this beauty look right: you’ve got to know which type of red lipstick you should go for, according to what your skin tone is.
Being a natural ginger, you’re probably very fair, pale even. But there are warm, cool and neutral shades to all skin colours, and you should know which category you fall into.
Do you have a warm, cool or neutral skin shade?
If you have warm undertones, your skin will lean peachy, yellow, or golden. If you have cool undertones, your skin will lean pink, red, or blue.
The best trick is to look at the inside of your wrists. If your veins appear blue or purple, you’re cool-toned, and if you’re green, you’re warm-toned. Something in between? Then you’re probably neutral.
Once you’ve got that sorted, now is the fun part…
Cool or pink skin tone = plum, wine or blue reds
Warm yellow skin tone = red-oranges, corals or red-browns
Neutral or very pale porcelain skin tone = cherry red or scarlet
But, being a ginger, the choosing of your colour doesn’t stop there. (Darn it!)
The biggest no-no when wearing red lipstick when you have red hair is matching the two. You need to find a shade which is richer and more intense to make your hair colour really pop!
So, if your hair is at the orange-y end of the spectrum, look at the brighter blue-reds first – incidentally these colours also look great if you’ve got blue, green or grey eyes.
If you are more of an auburn tone you’ll find that warmer, spicier tones will work for you.