Whats your perfect red lipstick

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What's your perfect red lipstick?

A bold lip is a simple way to instantly update your look and is perfect for both day and evening wear - all it takes is a little bit of courage.

A bold lip is a simple way to instantly update your look and is perfect for both day and evening wear - all it takes is a little bit of courage.

So, whether you want to feel ravishing in ruby, sultry in scarlet or care-free in crimson, there's the perfect red shade out there for you. Use our handy tool below to find your red lippy soul mate - it will be a match made in lipstick heaven.

Complexion type

They key to looking radiant in red is to make sure the shade you choose complements your complexion - whether our skin has warm or cool tones.

Not sure what complexion type you have?

Easy - think about your jewellery. If you suit silver you're cool toned, gold you're warm.

Cool toned

True reds and pink-toned reds will suit you down to a tee, making your teeth look brighter - enhancing your dazzling smile.

Warm toned

Corals and orange-toned reds will enhance your warm tones for a healthy-looking glow. Never tried a tropical shade before? Be a little adventurous, you won't regret it.

Lippy finishes

You don't have to go day-glo bright to light up the room, even just a hint of colour can shake up your make up and transform your confidence. Depending on the finish you go for, you can tailor your red lip look to your unique style.

Lip glosses glosses or balms are typically sheer which is great at adding a subtle flush of colour while helping the lips to appear plumper.

Lip crayons The next step up from a sheer gloss, lip crayons are more pigmented and luxuriously creamy. What's best, the crayon nib makes precise application a dream.

Lipsticks For rich, bold colour, a lipstick is your best bet. For show-stopping colour, apply with a lip brush, blot and then repeat - you'll have a pout that really shouts.

Lip stains These hardworking lip products are super long-lasting, rich in colour and will withstand any make up meltdown. For completely kiss-proof colour, it's got to be a lip stain.

Select your complexion type

  • Very fair

  • Fair

  • Medium

  • Olive

  • Brown

  • Dark

How adventurous are you feeling?

  • Hint of red

  • A splash of colour

  • Let's make a statement

Find Your Red


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Overview

A good place to start when finding your perfect red lipstick is by matching it to your complexion. Not sure what your complexion type is? Easy - think about your jewellery. If you suit gold better, you're warm toned, silver you're cool. Shades of red can have three different undertones - blue-toned, orange-toned and pink-toned. By holding them next to each other, you can see which is which.



Lipsticks

Blue toned

Blue toned red lipsticks are often called 'true reds' and will complement a cool complexion down to a tea. The great thing about the blue undertones in these shades is that they make your pearly whites appear even brighter. All the more reason to flash your very best red carpet smile!

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Lipstick in Neon Red
L'Oreal Colour Riche in True Red
Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in Alarm



blue toned

Pink Toned

Pink toned reds warm the complexion, if you're an English rose then these will look fab on you. The pink undertones help to highlight the rosiness in your cheeks, livening up your skin tone and releasing your inner glow. Pretty in pink indeed!

No7 High Shine Lip Crayon in Berry
SEVENTEEN Supreme Shine Lipstick in Kissable
Bourjois Rouge Edition Lipstick in Rouge Buzz



pink toned

Orange Toned

If your complexion is warmer, why not go for an orange-toned or tomato red? The great thing about these coral shades is that with one quick slick you've transformed your daytime outfit to evening chic, simple! The bright orange tones will add a playful, tropical twist to any outfit - happy days!

Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in Candy Apple
Max Factor Colour Effect Flipstick in Gypsy Red
Barry M Lip Paint in 151



Orange toned

Hot this season

Deep, ruby reds and cherry-chocolate shades are bang on trend this season. Because it's such a striking shade, forget matching it with your skin tone and match it with your outfit instead. Why not add a vampy edge to the vintage look that's so hot right now? Come on ladies, make a statement and strike a pose!

SEVENTEEN Mirror Shine Lipstick in Plum Perfect
Barry M Lip Paint in 162 Cranberry Red
RevlonÆ Colorstay Ultimate Suede Lipstick in Backstage



Red toned
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