Is there anything better than the perfect red lip on Valentine’s Day? We compiled some of our very favourite reds, along with some tips on how to pick out the one that will work best for you!
One thing about reds is that it’s very important to know your undertone. Are you cool toned, warm toned, neutral, or a mix? Most people are neutral with a cool or warm leaning, so don’t worry if you can’t tell right away. Cool toned people will look fabulous in cooler toned clothing, silver jewelry, and likely have a pinker undertone to their skin. Red lipsticks that have a blue undertone will be stunning on cool skinned girls. Those with warmer undertones will favour earthier, warmer toned clothing, gold jewelry, and have a more olive undertone to their skin. For warm toned people, a red with a more orange undertone will pair better.
Just about everyone can pull off a good, true red — half of the battle is the rest of the face! A red often needs a balanced makeup look, so eye looks that are dramatic but without much colour (think winged liner) pair well, with toned down blush, if any. For more tips on how to rock a bold lip, check out our article on learning to love bold lipsticks!
There are few companies that can make a red lipstick quite like Mac, and their Viva Glam 1 is a classic for a reason. Slightly bluer undertones will flatter cooler skin tones with the added bonus of making your teeth dazzle even whiter! Viva Glam is the perfect choice for a glam Valentine’s Day look.