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YOUR PERFECT SHADE OF RED

"Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick- ass red lipstick.
- Gwyneth Paltrow
A red lipstick is as essential as a little black dress. So you should invariably have one available in your stash. Whether you plan to have a hundred pink lipsticks in different hues, make sure that there’s the perfect red lipstick sitting at the VIP area of your make- up stash.
A red lipstick can scare some girls and women, especially those who are newbies to beauty. And finding the right shade of red can be a daunting task as well. So here’s a guide on how to pick the perfect shade of red depending on your skin tone.
Choose your skin tone:
FAIR MEDIUM DARK


Done? Then go to your designated part of this entry. And if you want, you can read the rest of the guide.




FAIR SKIN
Por celain skinned women look great in red lipstick. Their fair skin provides a good canvass to intensify the red shade. But sometimes, choosing a dark lipstick can make them look vampy or mature for their age. If you have fair skin, opt for blue- based, pink- based and cherry reds.
MAC RUSSIAN RED, MAC RED, NARS RED LIZARD

MEDIUM SKIN
Your skin tone is nowhere near white nor dark. You’re somewhere in between. For this kind of skin tone, poppy and coral reds will look best on it.
NARS MANHUNT, MAC LADY DANGER, NARS JUNGLE RED, MAC LADY BUG


DARK SKIN
Dark and bronzed skinned ladies look best in berry- based and orange- based reds. Girls in this skin color will also benefit from vampy and dark reds without looking aged.
MAC DIVA, MAC COCKNEY, CHANEL ROUGE ALLURE LAQUE IN DRAGON, MAC RUBY WOO, NYX SNOW WHITE, NARS SHANGHAI EXPRESS, GUERLAIN ROUGE G IN GEISHA


Now if you’re lovin’ your red lipstick and would love to try some more, make sure that you get a true red lipstick. True reds are universally flattering shades for any skin tone.
TRUE REDS: REVLON REALLY RED, NYX ROUND LIPSTICK IN FEMME, MAC RUSSIAN RED, NARS JUNGLE RED, MAC LADY BUG
Finding the right red lipstick should now be a piece of cake. Let me know if this entry helped you in finding your perfect shade of red! :)

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5 Lovely Thoughts

  1. Thanks for the tip. This is really helpful to me because I am one of those girls who's having trouble finding the right shade of lipstick for me. And yes I am scared of those red shades. I often go for shades of pink. By the way, I am fair skinned.

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  2. hi martha, nice post. although i have to say, for true reds, try nyx hero or chaos. nyx femme is a bit orangey i think.

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  3. senorita: glad this helped you! thanks for visiting. :)

    sol: hi sol! thanks for visiting. femme is a true red for my skin tone. its almost similar to russian red. maybe it depends on the skin tone. :D

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  4. nice post martha! i have MAC red pero gusto ko din i-try ang Russian Red =)

    Speaking of NYX chaos, maganda shang dupe sa MAC Red. I have side by side swatches sa blog ko.

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  5. kim: thank you sis! :D saw the swatch of chaos. unfortunately, i don't have it. :D pero yeah, pwedeng pwede ngang dupe :)

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