red lipstick: how to get it right.

a couple weeks ago, one of my girl's posted a note about choosing the right red lipstick for your skin tone. then i read the latest glamour magazine and read an article about the same topic. i decided to share. per glamour:

for my fair skin girlies:
coral-y reds look the best.
they recommend - revlon super lustrous lipstick in fire and ice ($8 in drugstores); ysl rouge volupte in no. 16 ($34 @ yslbeautyus.com); maybelline new york color sensational lipstick in are you red-dy ($7.50 in drugstores)

for medium skin:
anything true red to pinky-cranberry shades looks best.
they recommend - rouge dior lipstick in red premiere ($28 @ sephora.com); covergirl trushine lipcolor in valentine shine ($7.5 in drugstores); chanel rouge allure in audace ($30 @ chanel.com)

for dark skin:
any deep, rich colors like burgundy or warm brick look best.
they recommend - lancome l'asolu rouge in smoky rouge ($29 @ lancome-usa.com); l'oreal paris colour riche lipcolour in red rhapsody ($9 in drugstores); elizabeth arden color intrigue effects lipstick in ruby pearl ($20 @ elizabetharden.com)

what you think? you know my philosophy - if it looks good, rock it. but this just may give you a starting place.


1 comment:

Netta B. said...

I actually have the Are You Red-dy and I love it on my medium tone. Red requires some testing first but there's a red to suit everyone.

New to your blog, found it by accident. Nice!