Expert’s Answers For Readers’ Questions
What type of red lipstick is right for me?
When it comes to red, true reds that do not have orange or blue undertones flatter all skin tones. Choosing your lipstick finish depends on your comfort level with matte, creamy, or glossy finishes. To find out what you like best, test away!
Should I keep the rest of my makeup simple when sporting a red lip?
Yes! This especially applies to your base makeup. Make sure you don’t have a lot of blush or heavy contouring going on as this can end up looking loud and gaudy. It’s okay to enhance your eyes with a winged liner look or even a subtle smokey eyeshadow. But keeping it minimal is key.
I have gorgeous red hair. Which red lipstick should I go for?
If you have flaming red hair, coral red lipsticks will look stunning on you. Even M.A.C’s iconic Ruby Woo would be a hit on you!
I have thin lips. How do I pull off red lipstick?
Bold colors can make your lips look thinner. But if you master the application technique, you won’t have any trouble with red. Use a lip liner and stick to a red lipstick with a cream finish to make your lips look fuller.
Which red lipstick will flatter my dark hair?
Hello, brunettes! Try true reds or bright berry-colored reds, and you won’t be disappointed.
What’s a good red lipstick if I have fair to pale skin?
First of all, don’t shy away from bold colors. We recommend trying a true red, a dark brick red or a cherry red.