Red lipstick is the one beauty staple that every woman should have if nothing else. It’s a versatile lip color that can be worn casually during the day or you can dress it up with the rest of your makeup for a fancier occasion. The real challenge is finding the perfect red lip for your skin tone. At first glance it may seem like all red lipsticks look the same but that’s far from the truth. Different red lipsticks have different undertones: there’s warm undertones, orange undertones, cool undertones, blue-based reds, etc.
When it comes to darker skin, I personally tend to lean towards more blue-based reds since they make my teeth look whiter and it complements my skin tone better as it pops more. If I want something more modern I’ll reach for an orange-based red lipstick to make it more casual. To lift the burden of finding that perfect red lipstick off your shoulders, I’ve created a simple beginner’s roundup for those looking to find the perfect red lip.
It’s only fair that we honor queen RiRi and how she’s taken the beauty industry by storm with her new Fenty Beauty line. November 23rd marks the day her new lip color “Stunna” drops. The Stunna Lip Paint is a 12 hour long-wearing liquid lipstick that dries down to a matte finish and is a universally flattering red that isn’t for the faint of heart.