Choosing a red lipstick can be tricky. If you have got the right red lipstick on your lips, you can look your utmost charming and the wrong choice can do the exact opposite. Here are some tips to help you choose the right shade of red lipstick:
If you have a skin color that is dark, then the shades that will suit you best will be the deeper red ones. A deep red with brownish base will suit skin color that ranges from medium to dark.
Faces with dark brown skin look prominent if they have red lipsticks with pink and orange shades applied to them. If you have a pale skin color, then the red shade to choose should be mild red along with blue or brownish undertones.
The mildness of the red shade will depend on the skin color itself. It should not look totally out of place, but any shade of red such as mentioned above will help in making your face look outstanding.
The shade of red depends not only on the color of the skin, but also on how your lips are shaped and how your teeth look against the lipstick shade. A vibrant smile is always welcome, but if the color of the lipstick goes completely against the teeth color, it would seem awkward when you will smile, even though the lipstick might look good against the skin color.
Therefore whenever you try a shade on, ensure that you smile to check how it looks like then. In case your teeth are discolored, then the lipstick should have undertone that matches or is close to the shade of the teeth as well.
Where the shape of the lips is concerned, it matters because they can be made to look prominent on your face with the application of dark red lipstick; the darker the lipstick, the more prominent the lips.
If your lips have a pout, then a dark red will make them standout in your face and will also make them look smaller as the contrast will be sharp against the face. The milder the shade, the closer your lips tend to blend in with the skin tone.