Classic red lips will never go out of fashion and they seem to be ever more present in this winter seasons make up looks.

The key to a great red lipstick look is to play down the eyes. Of course use loads of mascara for fuller lashes and then define the brows but the focus is on the pout!

Trouble is which red lipstick do you choose?

Some shades can make you look sallow, others can make the teeth look yellow, whilst blue reds can make the teeth look whiter.

Here’s my guide on which red shades you should choose based on skin tone.

Fair Skin
Darker red lips will make pale skin look even more porcelain-like.
The blue undertone is better as previously mentioned, will make teeth look brighter and whiter.
Illamasque Glamore Lipstick in Virgin.

Medium Skin
Pinky red lips will make medium skin tones look tanned.
Using a dramatic matte shade will give you that look-at-me status.
L’Oreal Color Riche Collection Pure Reds in Liya.

Olive Skin
Metallic reds look amazing on those with olive skin.
The coppery gold flecks will make your eyes sparkle too.
Lipstick Queen in Metal Red.

Dark Skin
Orangey reds can be tricky to wear but they great on darker skin.
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Fire And Ice is a fail-safe shade.

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