Health & Beauty
The Best Red Lip Makeup for Your Skin Tone
Which red is right? We're here to help you navigate this hot lip makeup trend with ease
Skip to see which shade of red lip makeup looks best on you.
To shed light on which shade of red lipstick complements your unique skin tone, we, of course, consulted an expert. We showed Raychel Wade, NYC makeup artist, La Prairie Colour Ambassador and founder of Cheek to Chic a slew of celebs in red lipstick shades to decipher which shades really, truly compliment which skin tones the best and ten celebs made the cut.
Now we're here to share the application tips and product suggestions she recommends for the red lipstick or gloss you should try in order to copy this timeless makeup look that happens to be the hot celebrity makeup trend of the moment.
Before finding your ideal shade of red lip color, check out these quick tips for making your application of this semi-tricky shade to last:
1. First, wipe off any lip balm or moisture on your lips as this will keep the lipstick from sticking.
2. Try using a clear (or reverse) lip liner like CARGO The Reverse Lipliner, $14 to line and fill in your lips. This will help the red color last longer when applied on top.
3. For a precise look, use a lip brush to carefully apply your red lipstick to your lips. Or, if you want more of a stained look, use a fingertip to apply.
4. After you have applied a strong lip shade, "dip a clean lip blush in a little concealer and gently trace the outside of your lips to ensure a clean, sharp line," says Wade.
Now see which red lip makeup works best on you. All you have to do is find the celebrity skin tone that closely matches yours (click the "next" button until you find your match). Find out who you'll choose from these lovely ladies: Sandra Oh, Iman, Jenna Dewan, Elisabeth Moss, Chloe Sevigny, Kate Bosworth, Lauren Conrad, Andie McDowell, Selita Ebanks, and Kourtney Kardashian.
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