Valentine RED Lipstick Shades

Today our resident expert Kate Kelvin (a professional UK make-up artist specialising in natural make-up) introduces us to some gorgeous red lipsticks! Over to Kate to provide some simple tips on how to choose the correct shade for your skin tone on your wedding day or celebration…


The very word ‘Valentine’ brings to mind red for roses, so it felt only right to tell you all about all the latest red lipsticks to choose for your Valentine wedding or celebration!

There are so many shades that it can be really confusing working out which red will look best. As a rule the ‘Red’ you choose should make your teeth look white, if it makes them look yellow then it’s not the red for you!

Choose from a lipstick to a lip pencil, it can be applied thick or sheer (like a cherry stained lip!) Experiment and see which application looks best for you.


Valentine RED Lipstick Shades

Here are some tips on the best red shade for your skin tone…

Best Red Lipsticks for Fair Skin

Go for orange undertones, such as NARS Lipstick in Red Lizard. For fair skin with yellow undertones, a warm brick lipstick shade is a better choice.

Our pick: Covergirl – Continuous Color Lipstick in Warm Brick or Nars in Red Lizard

Best Red Lipsticks for Golden Skin

If you’ve got golden skin, your best lipstick choice is a neutral red or brown shade, without any shimmer.

Our pick: Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist in Moulin Rouge.


Best Red Lipsticks for Bronze Skin

You can rock just about any red lipstick shade, though a bright coral lipstick may be the most flattering choice.

Our pick: Sephora Ultra Vinyl Lip Pencil in Coral Glow.

Best Red Lipsticks for Olive Skin

A red lipstick with pink undertones works best on olive skin, especially if you’ve got green eyes.

Our pick: Chantecaille Lipstick in Cayenne. Use a sharp lip liner for contour.

Best Red Lipsticks for Dark Skin

A red lipstick with cool blue undertones will work best for you if you’re a dark-skinned beauty, especially if those cool tones are reflected by the rest of your makeup.

Our pick:  La Prairie Cellular Luxe Lip Color in Velvet. You can also go bolder with your look and opt for a fierce red-orange lip color!

If you want a Red Lipstick that suits all complexions then this beautiful shade called ‘Love Story’ by Love, Honour & Be True is the one for you.

Love Story

Love Story Lipstick by Love Honour & Be True

 Kate x


February 6, 2014 | By | Reply More

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