There was a time when I used to think that I can never pull off a red color on my lip. I found red lips quite intimidating and was too scared to try. I used to envy my mum for pulling it off so well! I stepped out of the shell when I tried Rimmel Lasting Finish lipstick in Alarm -- my first red lipstick. I realized, red ain't that scary after all IF it's the one that suits you -- your skin tone to be precise.
I fall into the medium skin-toned category. People with my skin tone should go for orange, pink based and deep reds but I personally believe you can make any red work (Oh yes, even the blue based ones) with the right kind of dress and makeup coordination.
There are so many reds out there and it could be very confusing to decide on a perfect shade. I am going to suggest a few red lipsticks that I believe would flatter medium skin tones quite well.
Color Studio Professional Color Rush Lipstick in DivaA red with a hint of orange.
Sleek MakeUP True Colour Lipstick in StilettoA bright redFinish: MatteCoverage: Medium to full
Sleek MakeUP Pout Paint in Pin UpA red with slight blue undertonesFinish: CreamyCoverage: Full
MAC Lipstick in Russian RedA hot red with slight blue undertonesFinish: MatteCoverage: Full
Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in AlarmA bright red with orange undertonesFinish: Creamy with SheenCoverage: Full
Rimmel Kate Lipstick in 01A cherry RedFinish: Creamy with SheenCoverage: Full
NYX Round Lipstick in Black CherryA bright brick redFinish: CreamyCoverage: Full
Maybelline's Color Sensational Lip Color in Red RevivalA true redFinish: Creamy with SheenCoverage: Full
NYX Round Lipstick in Snow WhiteA warm deep brick redFinish: CreamyCoverage: Full
MUA Lipstick in Shade 13A red with slight blue undertonesFinish: Creamy with SheenCoverage: Medium to full
Are you a red lipstick lover? What's your favorite red these days?
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