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How To Know Which Red Lipstick Works Best For Your Skin Tone

How To Know Which Red Lipstick Works Best For Your Skin Tone

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The red lippie has always fascinated me, however, there’s the constant struggle to find the shade of red that’s perfect for my skin tone. It’s never been easy for me since I’m a certain type of Black which translates to the fact that some shades of red lipstick just don’t work for me. After thorough research for the best red lipstick for my dark skin, I’ve been able to discover how to select the right shades not just for my tone, but for others.

Red lipsticks come in various hues and shades and it can be intimidating to navigate through them. Some are orangey, others have golden tones, while some are simply blood red! All you need to do is find the right shade for your skin tone and you’ll be ready to conquer the world. So, how do you get the right shade? Glad you asked! The red lipstick for your skin will complement your tone as well as your undertone.

 
 
 
 
 
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Skin tone is the level of melanin in the skin that ranges from fair to dark, while undertones are the colors (red, yellow, or blue) that, within your skin tone, create your specific complexion. A warm undertone appears to be more peachy/yellow. On the other hand, a cool undertone appears to be blue/pink, while those with neither are considered neutral. When finding your perfect red lipstick, keeping your undertones in mind is a step in the right direction. (Read more about your skin undertone here).

Check out the perfect red lipstick for various dark skin tones…

#1. Red lipstick for dark brown skin

 
 
 
 
 
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It’s no news that your deep melanin is irresistible, and hot red lipsticks agree. Considering that your skin tone is the perfect contrast to deep shades of reds as well as reds with blue undertones, an option like Kjaer Weis’s Lipstick in Adore is your fix.

 
 
 
 
 
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#2. Red lipstick for medium light brown skin

 
 
 
 
 
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Ladies with medium light brown skin tones have more versatility when it comes to picking red lipstick. This is because both cool and warm reds work well for you. However, stay clear of corals as they can make your skin appear dull. Try options like Dior Rouge Dior Forever Lipstick in Forever Dior.

 
 
 
 
 
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#3. Red lipstick for fair/ light brown skin

 
 
 
 
 
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For fair/light brown skin tones, your skin shines in yellow or orange-based reds, especially in shades like coral and poppy. On the other hand, avoid fuchsia and any other red lipstick with a cool undertone as they can dull out your complexion. Tom Ford Lip Color in Wild Ginger is perfect for you.

 
 
 
 
 
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