Stuck when it comes to lipsticks? Don’t think rouge is your colour? Then you’re not alone. Although red lipstick is a cult classic and a staple in many of our makeup bags, it can often be challenging to find the perfect shade to suit you. To help you out, we caught up with M·A·C Senior Pro Team Artist, Charlotte Falber (@cfalbs) who gave us the inside gloss on just how to choose the right red lipstick for your skin tone.
What is an undertone?
An undertone is a colour found within a colour that affects the overall hue. They can be seen as cool, warm or neutral. Undertones are important whilst choosing a lipstick because it needs to work in harmony with the undertones found in the skin. They are also important to consider when you are trying to achieve a specific look.
Which undertones are best for fair skin?
A blue-toned red suits a fair skin tone the best. This is due to the naturally pink undertones that most people with fair skin have. A cool, blue toned red makes your skin look brighter as well as making your teeth look whiter making it perfect for your night-time glam. We recommend delving into M·A·C Red, a beautiful blue toned red that will make your complexion pop.
Which undertones are best for medium skin?
For medium skin tones, orange reds are the best match. The warmth of the orange undertone compliments the golden tones that are often found in a medium complexion. In need of some inspo? M·A·C’s Lady Danger lipstick is the perfect choice for this. Pair this with a warm toned bronzer and you’ve got a match made in heaven!
Which undertones are best for dark skin?
For a dark complexion, I love to go for a classic, often neutral red. Deep enough to blend beautifully into the richness of a darker complexion, but also bright enough that it still stands out. If you’re on the lookout for you’re a new creamy staple, M·A·C’s Russian Red is the perfect shade for dark skin tones.
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