Tis the perfect season to get daring with your look. And what could be hotter than splashing a sexy-red hue on your lips to make them all the more luscious! SHOP here!
Celebrity makeup artist, Ramy Gafni, weighs in on how to pick the right red-HOT lipstick or lipgloss for YOU, plus our 14 favorite red lipsticks and glosses of the season. You CAN’T kiss your special someone under the mistletoe without proper pout preparation. Here are his red lip pick tips!
• If You Have A Light Skin Tone
“If you’re very fair with a porcelain or ivory complexion, you should go for sheer colors. If you wear a sheer red it could be warm or cool. The problem if it’s so red it will look a little gothic so you want something sheer so it’s a lot more wearable. Not light in color, light in texture. Almost like a gloss or a gloss,” Ramy tells us.
Also for light skin tones if you’re going to go the lipstick route rather than a gloss, Ramy says to select a red shade with a blue undertone. A good way to test if your lipstick has a blue undertone is by drawing it on a plain white piece of paper to see if it has more blue, yellow or brown tints in it.
• If You Have A Medium Skin Tone
“When you are medium-olive toned you can go a little cool and a little warm. A lipstick with a little yellow and blue combined is good. Many red colors have just a yellow undertone or just brown or blue. Medium skin tones can do all of the above,” Ramy says.
• If You Have A Darker Skin Tone
“For darker skin tones, you need a darker, richer, burgundy red. A little of brown and yellow undertone. The problem with dark skin is a too blue undertone looks too pinky. You need a burgundy, brown base,” Ramy says.
Will YOU be painting your lips red this holiday season? I know I definitely will! Click through the gallery and SHOP for your favorite red lipstick or gloss!