How to Choose the Perfect Red Lipstick – Tips & Tricks

Makeup & Beauty Tips on How to Choose the Perfect Red Lipstick

Share your best tips and tricks for choosing the right red lipstick!  Feel free to share your first experiences, how you’ve grown, what you’ve learned, and what, ultimately, you found most helpful in learning how to choose the right red.  (And if you haven’t conquered it, hopefully some of these tips will help you get there!)

Temptalia’s Tips

  1. Deeper, darker reds are always more universally wearable than brighter reds.
  2. Naturally, warm-toned reds (those that are orange-based) tend to be more flattering against warmer complexions, while cool-toned reds (those are that are blue-based, and often, those that look pink when sheered out) tend to be more flattering against cooler complexions.  Cooler-toned reds are more universally wearable than warm-toned reds.
  3. Look for a formula that isn’t too creamy, thick, or “feels” like a balm or gloss, as these formulas are more prone to bleeding. (They can, of course, be nice and wearable, but they might take more work to apply/prep for.)