How to find the perfect red lippie for you

We're here to help you discover the red lip you’ve been looking for, the one that's guaranteed to look fabulous with your skin tone.

For the fairest of fair skin, wine coloured reds will give you an effect that’s sexy and sophisticated, not trashy. Look for shades of claret and raisin with just a hint of terracotta
Creamy vanilla skin was made for rich cherry reds, which will liven up the cool pink undertones in fairer complexions
A pale cream skin contrasts flawlessly with pink berry coloured lips for a glam, sophisticated look.
If you have a light-medium complexion which looks tanned after a few days in the sun holiday go for vibrant reds with a hint of orange to pick up on the warm, sunny tones from the sun.
If you are naturally tanned with a neutral undertone you can wear dark berry-reds and plum shades.

Go for coral reds with a pink undertone to enhance a Mediterranean skin tone, choose one with a shimmer to add an extra wow to your lips.

A true red is a must if you have a deep honey complexion. If it has a blueish tint to it, it will help make your teeth look whiter.

If you have cappuccino coloured skin, then try deep purple-reds of the plum and blackberry variety.

For those who have a rich chocolate skin tone select lipsticks with an orangey red shade that will look hypnotising against your complexion.


Don't forget the import steps to help make your lips look luscious.

Applying a thin layer of concealer or primer to lips which helps keep the look in place and a neutral base gives your lippie colour an extra zing!

Use a lip liner to compliment your lipstick shade but if you can't find one then try Daniel's multi purpose primer which works with any lipstick colour to stop lip colours from feathering.

For fuller-looking lips apply, blot with tissue, then reapply for a stronger look.

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