Want a few extra compliments next time you go out? A bold red pout is a guaranteed winner. But how do you choose the right shade? Rimmel London spokesperson and P1M make-up artist, Vanessa Jarman gives us a few pointers.
Here’s your red lipstick shopping cheat sheet:
Fair (Blue Undertone): If you are fair skinned with a blue undertone, choose a red that is cool. Blue-reds will work to enhance and brighten your complexion. Try: Lasting Finish Lipstick in Temptation
Fair (Yellow Undertone): Pick reds with an orange base. These tones will compliment the natural warmth in your skin. Try: Lasting Finish Lipstick in Alarm
Medium: A medium skin tone usually holds a yellow undertone. It’s a safe bet to choose a warm red. But when choosing a red, also be aware of your teeth. If you feel your teeth are slightly stained, try a cool based red to cancel out the yellow, and brighten up your smile. Try: Lasting Finish Lipstick in Kate Moss #01 Red (what the model is wearing!)
Dark (Cool red/purple Undertone): You also want to choose a red with a cool/blue undertone Try: Lasting Finish Lipstick in Bordeaux
Dark (Warm yellow/orange Undertone): Choose a red with a warm/orange undertone. Try: Lasting Finish Lipstick in Red Hot
The Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick Collection (Moss hand picked these 12 must-have shades), $7. RimmelLondon.com