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Know the Best Red Lipstick Shades for Your Skin Tone

Know the Best Red Lipstick Shades for Your Skin Tone
Picking the perfect red lipstick shade to complement your skin tone can be tricky and intimidating to say the least. But with this BeautiSecrets post at your disposal, you can surely expect ideas for two distinct shades of red for your skin tone.
Sheetal Mandora
Last Updated: Mar 14, 2018
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Lipstick Testing 101
  1. Dip the tester in alcohol and scrape off the top layer with a tissue paper.
  2. Swipe the lipstick on your fingertips, and not on the back of your hand.
Red is a strong color to up the style quotient if you can carry it well. With countless cosmetic brands offering a wide variety of red lipstick shades, finding the one (or more) to suit your skin tone can definitely be difficult.
But fear not ladies, because in this article, we will try to decipher and propose 2 exquisite shades for 7 unique skin tones. You can choose either shades as both will suit your complexion perfectly. The only difference is, one will be compatible and the other will make a statement.
Choosing the Perfect Shade
First and foremost, you need to find out which skin tone you are closest to (from the images below). Next, you will decide which lipstick shade will look better on you―orange-based red (warm red hues) or the blue- or pink-based red (cool red hues).
Porcelain Skin Tone
Red Lipstick Shades for Porcelain Skin Tone
Fair Skin Tone
Red Lipstick Shades for Fair Skin Tone
Bisque Skin Tone
Red Lipstick Shades for Bisque Skin Tone
Beige Skin Tone
Red Lipstick Shades for Beige Skin Tone
Olive Skin Tone
Red Lipstick Shades for Olive Skin Tone
Tawny Skin Tone
Red Lipstick Shades for Tawny Skin Tone
Caramel Skin Tone
Red Lipstick Shades for Caramel Skin Tone
Almond Skin Tone
Red Lipstick Shades for Almond Skin Tone
Steps For Long-lasting Lip Color
There are few tricks that can keep your lipstick on all day/night. So, we thought of sharing one of the techniques with you that will surely work. Here's what you need to do.
Apply Red Lipstick
First, apply red lipstick, preferably with matte finish, over the entire lip area.
Remove Excess Color
Place a folded tissue paper between your upper and lower lips, and press on it to remove excess color.
Apply Loose Translucent Powder
With an eyeshadow blending brush, swirl and apply loose translucent powder all over your lip area.
Apply Red Lipstick With A Lip Brush
Finally, load your favorite red lipstick onto a lip brush and apply a layer of lipstick properly.
Apply Shimmer Lip Gloss
And, voilĂ ! With glamorous and sexy red lips, you are sure to make heads turn all along. If you want, you can apply shimmer lip gloss on top.
Tips To Remember
While choosing the perfect lipstick, remember that it's not just the color that makes a difference; you also have to see how intense and bright the color is against your skin tone.

If you're not used to wearing red lipstick try wearing it for a short while initially. This way, you'll be able to gradually get used to this pretty shade at your own pace.
Although red lips do look intense, vibrant, and fabulous, you can choose to play it down as well. The most integral part is your comfort, and letting those luscious red lips make the statement.
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