Can Redheads look good in Red lipstick? Do some shades look better than others?
Whether you are a natural redhead, or have changed your hair colour to red and facing altering your make up palette; its hard to deny that this is an issue we face. Some Redheads seem to rock red lipstick (like Emma Stone, Christina Hendricks & Rita Hayworth), while others feel like Red lips just clash with their hair (unfortunately my personal experience).
When Redheads get their red lips right, it truely looks amazing! With the stark contrast of pale skin against red lips – I think Roger Sterling said it best:
I like redheads. Their mouths are like a drop of strawberry jam in a glass of milk.
Roger Sterling, Madman
So HOW do we get it right? We’ve gone in search of some hints and tips to help you (and I) to rock red lips!
Tips on choosing the right Red Lipstick for you
Getting a shade that suits you is about your hair and your skin – and as united as Redheads may be, there are wide variations in hair shades and skin tones, so pick what’s right for you. We found this great article in Bella Sugar, that lays it on the line, and we’ve summarise the tips here.
Hair: Don’t try to match your hair colour with your lipstick, because it will wash it out, instead pick one that’s richer in intensity. Women with really bright red hair look beautiful in blue-reds, while women with deeper auburn tones look gorgeous in warmer reds.
Cool or pink undertones – plum, wine, or blue-red lipstick shades suit you best.
Yellow undertones, go for red-oranges, corals, or red-browns.
Neutral tones can usually go either way, but a cherry red, scarlet, or true red is almost always a flattering choice.
Eyes: If you have blue, grey, or green eyes? Then try a cooler red
What are your colours?
If all of this talk about ‘cool’ and ‘warm’ colours is making your head spin as much as it is mine, we’ve got some information for you to come. We’re planning to produce a post with some colour experts to understand a little more about how colours work.
Is lipstick old-fashioned?
While I’ve often heard ladies that are my mothers generation and older saying “I wouldn’t dream of leaving my home without lipstick”. I haven’t heard it
so much from younger generations. Do you think lipstick is something that younger generations go for now? I only know from looking at my own friends, so: do you wear lipstick? or do you just go for coloured lipbalms? Vaseline etc?
After some disastrous attempts at red shades when I was younger I now usually opt for lip balms and if I do wear lipstick, I use Dainty Doll Lipstick “In His Kiss”. After getting a bit of direction about which red might suit me, I’m ready to be a bit more daring!
So how about you? Do you wear lipstick already? Do you dare to be red? What has your experience been and can you recommend anything?