Luscious Red Lips for Valentine’s Day

Pucker Up: Tired of trying soooo many shades of red lipstick but still never getting the one that works for you? You can listen to rules about overpowering colours and undertones of pinks or oranges/hints of this and that etc…..well, take it from this MUA: there are NO rules to Red Lipstick!! There are boring guidelines though……

You can actually wear whatever red lipstick you want to. What you do want to take note of is whether you are looking for your red lipstick to work in ‘harmony’ with your skin type OR if you are looking to create a ‘statement’ with your look.

How to choosing your Red Lippy to go with your skin type

photo 2Fair Skin

Coral-y reds look most beautiful on you; they add a shot of colour but aren’t overpowering.For the bold look opt for a fiery red hot lip

Shades for Fair Skin/ Coral Red Shades:

  • Maybelline Stay with me Coral
  • Nars Beautiful Liar
  • MAC creamsheen Crosswires

Fiery reds:

  • MAC Lady Danger

Medium Skin

photo 3Anything from true red to pinky undertone red shades will work well with your golden undertones. Going for the fierce look try cranberry reds!

Shades for Medium Skin/ Pinky Red Shades:

  • Maybellines colour Sensational Lip-colour ‘Are you in    the red-dy’
  • MAC Ronnie Red
  • L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Moist Mat Lipstick-Raspberry Syrup

Fierce red:

  • Maybelline Moisture Extreme Lipstick-Cranberry

photo 4Dark Skin

Stick with deep, rich colours like burgundy or blackberry. For a head turning look, choose warm red brick shades for a pop of colour!

Shades for Dark Skin/ Berry Red Shades:

  • Rimmel London Matte Finish Lipstick 107
  • MAC Rebel
  • Revlon ‘Burgundy Red’

Head turning:

  • Nars Heatwave

photo 5All skin types

You can choose a true red which is universal to all skin types & colours ! These shades of lipstick have undertones of blue & in my personal opinion are by far the most FABulous on everyone ! STATEMENT !

Shades for Every Skin Type / True Reds:

  • Maybelline ‘On Fire Red’
  • MAC Ruby Woo
  • Make Up Forever Rouge Natural N45

For Harmony & Statement looks below is a handy guideline:


Whatever you get up to this Valentine’s Day, make sure you chose a suitable lippy to match your skin tone and your date!

A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.

– Coco Chanel