How to Choose the Right Red Lipstick for Your Skin Tone

Red Lipstick
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With the weather cooling down and the holidays approaching, it’s the perfect time for a statement red lipstick to brighten your look. But how do you pick the right shade of red?

The secret to picking the right shade of red lipstick is understanding your skin tone, the undertones of the lipstick, and how to match them. 

First, you need to understand what is your skin undertone. Are you warm, cool, or neutral? The easiest way to check this is to look at the veins on your arm. If the veins appear more green, then you have a warm undertone. If the veins are blue, your skin has a cool undertone. If you see both colors, your undertone is neutral.

Once you know you’re undertone, you’ll want to look for a red lipstick that matches it. For example, if you have a warm undertone, you’ll want red lipstick that also has a warm undertones. 

Many lipstick brands include information about the color’s undertone on the label. You can check the brand’s website for more information or ask a consultant at the store to help you find a red lipstick with the undertone you are looking for.