If you're looking for the perfect red lipstick, you've come to the right place. Red lipstick is an iconic makeup staple that instantly adds a touch of glamour to any look. However, it can be daunting to figure out which shade of red lipstick will look best on you. Fortunately, there are a few tips and tricks that can help you find the perfect red lipstick to suit your individual style and complexion. In this blog post, we'll take a look at how to choose the perfect red lipstick for you.
Consider your skin tone.
The secret to any color match when it comes to cosmetics is to know your skin's undertone. Foundation, lipstick, or blush - all you need to know is your undertone. Read on to finding the perfect red lipstick for you.
How do I find my undertone?
Check the color of your veins.
Flip your arm over. There are 2 easy spots to check - veins near your wrist and veins up your arm where medical professionals draw your blood. If that's still too hard, you can stand up and look at the back of your knees. There's veins there too!
If your veins are purple-ish, your undertone is cool.
If your veins are green-ish, your undertone is warm.
Now, to shade match. It's the opposite.
If your undertone is warm, pick a red lipstick with a cool undertone.
If you're cool, pick a warm red lipstick.
To break it down even more - "warm" means orange/yellow shades (think golden fire-y sunsets). "Cool" means blue tones.
This doesn't mean you can't wear specific reds. It just means some reds will pop more than others depending on your undertone. We lived through some crazy times, and now is not the time to start following rules. Break them! Feel free to experiment with different shades of red and find which one suits you best! There’s a wide selection of vegan lipsticks in various colors, so you’re sure to find one that looks great on you.
Think about the occasion and emotion you want to evoke
Choosing the right red lipstick for any occasion can be daunting, but also exciting. It’s a great way to make a statement and stand out from the crowd. But before you pick that perfect shade of red, you should consider the emotion you want to evoke. Do you want to appear playful and flirty, or powerful and confident? Do you want to make a statement today? Red is a versatile color that can be used to express a range of emotions and to suit any style. If you are looking for a pop of color, a warm red will do the trick. For something more daring and powerful, cool reds will get the job done.
Think about your outfit
Red lipstick can pair well with any outfit, so don't be afraid to try it out! You don't have to match your lipstick to your clothing color; in fact, you can create an interesting contrast. For example, if you're wearing a black dress, why not add a splash of color with a bright red lipstick? Or if you're wearing a more colorful ensemble, go for a deeper, more subtle shade. Whichever you choose, vegan lipstick is a great way to complete your look.
Here are some of our fave moments on the red carpet:
Pair a power red lip with a white or nude top. Keeping the rest of the face nude and natural like our lovely Alex's - US Representative, NY-14 Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (aka AOC) and Alexandra Daddario (HBO's White Lotus)
A muted color palette like this dress Nicole Kidman (super actress) is wearing is perfect to pair with a red lip for a knock out ensemble.
Colorblocking with a strong colored outfit like this royal blue with a red lip is making a bold statement that you're taking a stand like Danai Gurira (Black Panther).
We always love a monochromatic moment like Gigi Hadid (supermodel). Red on red on red.