Red lipstick: How to find the perfect shade for you!

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Nothing pulls an entire look together like a bold, red lipstick! There’s just something so classy, yet edgy about a pop of red!

Red symbolizes power and confidence. I have heard SO many people say they wish they could pull it off, but don’t think they can. I think there is definitely a system to finding the right red for you, as it has a lot to do with your skin’s undertones. But if you want to try out a red lip, DO IT!! Once you find the right shade for you, you’ll see just how confident red can make you feel!

Today I wanted to share some of my favorite red lip products with you guys, as well as a few tips on how to find the right shade for you:)

The first thing you need to decide is whether you have warm or cool undertones. An easy way to do this is to take a white post card or piece of paper and hold it up next to your face. If you have cooler skin, you’ll tend to have pink undertones to it. But if you have a warm skin tone like me, you’ll typically have yellow or olive toned skin. Knowing your skin tone will help you to be able to find the most complimenting colors for you!

 For all my cool peeps, try opting for blue-violet based reds.

Here are a couple of my favorites…

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Mac’s Ruby Woo lipstick

http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/product/shaded/168/310/Lipstick/index.tmpl

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Aveda’s nourish-mint soothing lip color in Poppy

http://www.aveda.com/product/5336/16334/Makeup/Lips/Nourish-Mint-Smoothing-Lip-Color/index.tmpl

And for all of my lovely warm-toned readers, try going for a red with more orangey undertones, like…

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NYX’s lipstick in Pure Red

http://www.nyxcosmetics.com/p-14-matte-lipstick.aspx

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Nars lipstick in Heat Wave

http://www.narscosmetics.com/USA/heat-wave-semi-matte-lipstick/0607845010104.html

And one more because it’s one of my ALL TIME favorite red lippies that really compliments EVERY skin tone!

Mac’s Russian Red.

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http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/shaded/168/310/Lipstick/index.tmpl

Now… just because you have a certain skin tone, that doesn’t mean that you can’t wear the opposite-toned red! I’m all for breaking the rules here. Basically, if you have cooler toned skin and you wear a warm, orange based lip, it just means that lip color is going to pop a lot more! It’s definitely one of those colors that you wanna try it before you buy it! So head to your favorite makeup counter and go crazy! There will be lot’s of specialists there to help give you a second opinion. Most importantly though, have fun and be confident!! 🙂

What is your go to red lipstick?! Comment below!! ❤

XOXO, Bekah

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3 comments

  1. plus+beauty27 · · Reply

    Great post! I used to think I could never wear red lipstick but I’m moving out of my comfort zone. I love Russian Red! It’s one of my favorite reds and I really want to get Ruby Woo sometime too. Another fun red shade that I recently got from MAC is Lady Danger. I love my MAC lipstick! Lol.

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    1. Thanks, girl!! I could not agree more! MAC lipsticks are seriously the best…once you go MAC, you never go back;) haha! I will definitely have to try out the shade Lady Danger now! Thanks for recommending it!! ❤

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      1. plus+beauty27 · ·

        You’re welcome! 🙂 That’s so true about MAC! I can’t go back! Lol! I bet Lady Danger will look gorgeous on you! I hope you enjoy it! ❤

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