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A Guide to Crack the Red Lipstick-Skintone Conundrum!

A Guide to Crack the Red Lipstick-Skintone Conundrum!

Red Lipstick, the strong leader of the lipstick community is a favourite among women. It is the go to colour for Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Mrs.Maisel and even Radhe Maa! Brides too prefer red lipstick over other shades when it comes to their bridal look. But it becomes a little difficult to choose when there is an array of red shades in front of you! No, all of them don’t look the same and no, red lipstick is not suitable for every lehenga colour!


Honestly, the trick is to match the undertone of your skin to the undertone of the lipstick. It is quite easy to figure out the skin’s undertone- if silver jewellery looks good on you, you have a cool undertone and if gold jewellery looks good on you, you have a warm undertone. If you are the  blessed one and both look good on you, you have a neutral undertone.


Another way to search for the perfect lipstick is through skin tone. Please look away when Fenty Beauty says they have launched a red shade that suits every skin tone in the world. Like every skin tone, every red shade is unique! Below is a guide that helps you crack the red lipstick-Indian skin tone conundrum!


1. Tangerine Red

The orange tanned member of the red family, tangerine red can either make you look like you are eating paan or sexy. There is no inbetween! So choose your tangerine lipstick carefully, ladies!


Skintone: Wheatish 

Lipsticks: M.A.C  Pretty Boy, Sugar Tangerine Queen and Lakme Absolute Matte Crazy Tangerine.


2. Coral Red



Who doesn’t love the punchy, vibrant coral red? Coral red is the right kind of colour pop that make your Monday better! Some nude makeup with the coral red lipstick would look great.


Skintone: Dusky and fair.

Lipsticks: M.A.C Sweet Sakura, NYX Alabama and Maybelline Stay With Me Coral.


3. Blood Red



The brightest child of the red family, blood red lipsticks sell like hot cakes all over the world. When you wear the blood red lipstick, try to tone down other features. Avoid a smokey eye and keep the face muted. Let your pout be the star!


Skintone: Fair. 

Lipsticks: M.A.C Ruby Woo, L’Oreal Paris Lincoln Rose and NYX Metallic Lip Cream- Monte Carlo.


4. Burgundy



The bold burgundy lipstick comes with hints of purple. A little black dress, thick mascara and dark brows with burgundy lips is an unbeatable combination! You know what to do on a cocktail night, don’t you?


Skintone: All!

Lipsticks: Sugar True Oxblood, Lakme 9 to 5 Burgundy Lush and Ruby’s Organic Lipsticks- Burgundy.


5. Brick Red



The brick red lipstick is the coral cousin of the blood red lipstick. Brick red with a pink undertone and hint of shimmer look great on dusky women.


Skintone: Dusky

Lipsticks: Smashbox Brick Trick, Elizabeth Arden Brick and M.A.C Dare You.


6. Crimson



One of the prettiest shades out there, crimson is definitely a winner. The pink undertone in the crimson shade makes it more captivating! The best part about the crimson shade is that you can wear at your workplace without looking like a vamp. Couple it with winged eyeliner and you’re good to go!


Skintone: Wheatish and Fair.

Lipsticks: Lakme 9 to 5 Crimson Town, Smashbox Crimson Chrome and The Body Shop Crazy Sexy Crimson.


7. Maroon



One can never go wrong with a rich maroon lipstick. This brown tinted lipstick gives you a royal, artistricat look. When wearing maroon lipstick keep the rest of the makeup subtle or else it will look over the top!


Skintone: All!

Lipsticks: M.A.C Matte Lipstick Diva, Nykaa So Matte Regal Ruby and Maybelline Creamy Matte Wine.


    Someone said, “When in doubt, wear a red lipstick!”


If you are confused on how to pair the perfect lipstick with your lehenga, take a look here!

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