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Believe it or not, you can find a red lipstick that flatters every skin tone. If you’ve struggled to find that perfect red lipstick for you, take a look at my picks for the most flattering red lipsticks around.

1. MAC Lipstick -Russian Red

Long wearing, creamy and never drying, MAC Lipstick in Russian Red is many women’s go-to red lipstick. No¬† matter what your skin tone, this red flatters darn near every woman, making it a must-have for those times when you need a bold lip that you know will look fantastic!

($14.50, MAC Cosmetics)




2. Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Lipstick in RD 165

This lipcolor can be annoyingly difficult to find, but a quick search online yields a few results – be prepared to pay a pretty penny for it, though. It may be worth it however when you consider how difficult it can be to find a universally flattering red lipstick! This creamy formula looks good on fair skin, dark skin and everything in between; wear it alone or with a layer of clear gloss on top for a super shiny pout.


3. Laura Mercier Lipstick – Bing Cherry

With flattering pink-and-brown undertones, this red lipstick from Laura Mercier flatters any complexion. The creamy consistency is easy to apply, and the color stays true for hours without bleeding – hard to say with a lot of lipcolors!

($22, Saks)




Do you have a favorite red lipstick you think is a contender for this list? Leave a comment and tell me about it! Stay lovely, ladies.






Fall makeup trends are a bold mix of metallic shadows, fiery lips and fierce eyeliner – but can real women pull it off? Of course! The trick – choosing one of these trends to focus on at a time, rather than looking like a hot mess. Keep reading to find 3 fall makeup trends you’ll flip for.

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The right red lipstick can be bold, empowering and super sexy on any woman – you just need to find the right one for your skin tone! Check out my recommendations for the best red lipstick for your complexion, whether you’re super fair, dark skinned or anywhere in between.

If You’re Fair:

Look for a red lipstick with hints of coral/orange tones; this type of red won’t wash out your skin tone but rather complement your complexion. Best Picks: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Fire and Ice (pictured) $6.39, drugstores; L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick in British Red, $8.95, drugstores; Rouge Dior Lipcolor in Blazing Red, $32, Sephora.

If You’re Medium:

Medium-skinned girls should look for a red lipstick with pink or cranberry undertones; true red shades look beautiful too. Best Picks: Revlon Matte Lipstick in Really Red, $6.39, drugstores; Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture in Rouge Flamme, $30, Sephora; Maybelline ColorSensational Lipcolor in Are You Red-dy, (pictured) $7.49, drugstores.

If You’re Olive:

Strong, fire-engine reds look great on women with olive skin tones. Best Picks: Bobbi Brown Lip Color in Red, $23, Sephora; CoverGirl Outlast All Day Lipcolor in Red Satin, $8.24, drugstores; Too Faced Lip of Luxury in Runaway Red, (pictured) $20, Sephora.

If You’re Dark:

Avoid bright reds, and instead opt for deep brick reds or burgundy shades; those types of reds flatter darker skin beautifully. Best Picks: NARS Lipstick in Shanghai Express (pictured,) $24, Sephora; L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick in Pure Burgundy, $8.95, drugstores; Black Radiance Lipstick in Reggae Red, $1.99, drugstores.

Let me know how these work for you if you decide to try out the red lipstick trend for yourself! If you already rock red on a regular basis, leave a comment with whatever you think the perfect shade of red for your skin tone is. As always, stay lovely!

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