Beauty Files: How To Find Your Perfect Shade Of Red Lipstick

By Sarah Stallmann
In Style

A classic red pout is the perfect way to add a punch to even the most simple ensemble. But with literally countless shades on the market, how is a girl to know which one is the right one? Taking your complexion into consideration and doing a little bit of research before you hit the makeup counter is a great way to get a leg up on your decision.

Photo courtesy of thefashiontag.com.

Photo courtesy of thefashiontag.com.

Skintone: Fair
Shades of Red + Target Look: Cherry (youthful and bright), Cranberry (sophisticated), Wine (dark and moody)

Skintone: Medium
Shades of Red + Target Look: Orange-Red (vivid, make a statement), Blackberry (subtle and moody)

Skintone: Dark
Shades of Red + Target Look: Tangerine (bold), Maroon (elegant, mature), Raspberry (bright and young)

For more of a broad approach to narrowing down the perfect shade of classic red, we love this chart by Illamasqua that leads right to your perfect shade of rouge, tips included.

Infographic courtesy of Illamasqua.com.

Infographic courtesy of Illamasqua.com.

 

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