How to Find the Perfect Red Lipstick

How to Find the Perfect Red Lipstick
How to Find the Perfect Red Lipstick

What's a girl gotta do to find the perfect shade of red lipstick? Well, if your anything like me your constantly on the hunt! Lipstick is one beauty product that truly has the power to transform the face. So, you might be thinking, "what makes the perfect red lipstick?" Sparkle, shine, or matte? Well, they all matter and depend on the coverage and hue that is right for your skin tone. When shopping for a red lip shade that's right for me and compliments my skin tone these are a few key points I look for.


Bright Coral Red
Lady Danger,M.A.C 

Classic Red

F Bomb, Urban Decay

Rouge Red, BITE

Bright Orange Red
Heat Wave, NARS

Scarlett Red
Rita, NARS

Brown Undertones
Icon, Hourglass

High Shine
Sheer Red
Cherry Flip, Buxom

Pale pink red

Rich Girl Red, Revlon

Blue-Toned Red
Snow White, NYX




For example, is it sheer, super bold, matte, or satin? These all matter and will effect they way the final product applies on your lips. For me, I go for satin or matte finishes. Since I tend to have oily skin, high shine and glitter glosses make my skin appear much shinier than it actually is. If you're unsure what type of coverage to get start with a satin, these tend to be creamier formulas and are the perfect mix of color and sheen.


We all have unique skin properties and undertones that look best when paired with a complimentary color. The broadest way to define these tones is neutral, warm, and cool. People with neutral undertones have the best of both worlds and can really go either way with their reds. Everything from pink-reds to blue-reds look great on their skin. If your tones tend to be a bit warmer stick to reds with orange or pink tones. If your skin tends to be cooler look for red shades with blue undertones. These don't necessary need to be dark, a classic bright red with a cooler tint will blend nicely with the skin!

Now that you know how to find you perfect red, you need to get shopping! What better way to do that than with a shopping trip to Sephora. As part of this post I will be giving away 2 ($50 gift card to Sephora) good for online and in store, enter below!