How To Find The Right Lipstick For Your Skintone

Written by Delia AlmeidaMay 30, 2017
HOW TO FIND THE RIGHT LIPSTICK FOR YOUR SKINTONE
The red lipstick is the beauty equivalent of the LBD. An instant pick-me-up for your face, we always trust the good ol’ red lipstick when it comes to makeup. However, the bad news is that not every red lipstick works for every skin tone. This is because different types of reds complement different skin tones. But worry not ‘coz finding the right shade is not an elusive task. We are here to break it down for you so that you can wear the right red shade without any hesitation. This is a lowdown for you to choose the right red lipstick shade for your skin tone.

How to determine the undertone of your skin?


The best way to find out is by trying the old jewellery trick. If gold jewellery suits your skin the best, you have a warm undertone. If it’s silver jewellery, then you have a cool undertone. If both suit your skin you have a neutral undertone. When you have a warm undertone your veins appear green and when you have a cool undertone your veins appear blue.
 

For a fair complexion

For a deep complexion

Those with fair skin have cool undertones that include like pink, red or blue. Deep cherry reds, coral reds and wine are preferred red lipstick shades for those of you with fair skin as they will add life to your complexion.

To get the right red lipstick for your skin tone you can use the Lakmé Absolute Sculpt Matte Lipstick in Red Envy or Lakmé Absolute Argan Oil Lip Color in Drenched Red.

 

For a wheatish complexion

For a deep complexion

If you have a wheatish complexion, you have warm undertones like yellow, peach or golden. This is why shades like a deep red or a bright red are a perfect match for this skin tone.

To get the best long lasting lipstick you can use the Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Lip Shimmer in Crimson Blink or Lakmé Enrich Matte Lipstick in RM14

 

For a medium complexion

For a deep complexion

For a medium complexion, colours like deep blood red or orange infused reds are the winning shades because they will pop on your skin.

To get the best red lipstick shades you can use Lakmé Enrich Lip Crayon in Berry Red or Lakmé Absolute Sculpt Matte Lipstick in Classic Rose

 

For a deep complexion

For a deep complexion

Deep complexion look the best in plum based reds and reds with a hint of brown. It can get a bit tricky with this complexion to find your perfect red lipstick match because you don’t want anything overpowering.

To get the best red lipstick for your skin tone you can use the Lakmé Enrich Lip Crayon in Red Stop or Lakmé Absolute Argan Oil Lip Color in Smooth Merlot.

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