The Best Red Lips for Your Skin Tone

If there's one beauty staple that never goes out of style, it's a rich, red lip!  Get red-y to wow with these easy tips to find the perfect shade that's best for you. 

Nicole Marie Melton Mar, 04, 2015

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Women with deeper skin tones also look great in orangey-reds, similar to this fabulous color worn by Estelle.

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Danai Gurira looks flawless in her high-shine, crimson pout.  Take your cues from this chocolate brown beauty, and add clear gloss to your red lip for even more pizazz. 

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Viola Davis looks radiant in a rich, red lip.  If you're Davis's complexion, opt for deeper burgundy reds similar to the one seen here.

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Medium skin tones can get away with a wider variety of red hues, however blue-based reds are the most flattering.  Swipe on a few coats of a matte red lip and be inspired by Janelle Monae's perfect pout.

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Joan Smalls gave great face in a sexy, full-coverage red lip. If your skin tone is similar to Smalls's, anything from raspberry to cherry reds will work great with your complexion. 

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Jill Scott was all smiles in a juicy, rich red lip. Another great tip for wearing red lips to match it to your outfit. The matchy-matchy makeup trend is still going strong!

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Whether matter or creamy, a bright, fire engine red is a perfect match for women with lighter skin.  Goapele rocked her red well!

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Women with fair skin tend to look radiant in bright, classic reds.  Andra Day nailed her crimson kiss in this mouth-watering red with a touch of shine.

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ESSENCE Festival performer Emeli Sande looked gorgeous and glamourous in her delicious apple red lip.  Women with fair skin have to be extra dilligent about wearing lip liner since any smudging will be more apparent against your complexion. 


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