The Best Red Lipsticks for Every Skin Tone

Finding the perfect red lipstick to complement your skin tone — whether it’s fair or dark — is tricky. That’s because you have to find the right kind of red to suit your complexion. Do you have cool- or warm-toned skin? The answer will guide you toward the right lippie.

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And then you have the question of what finish you want in your lipstick. Mattes are great if you want a red that won’t budge, while glosses can instantly brighten your appearance. With all these criteria, it’s no wonder we grab a lipstick that looks gorgeous in the tube only to detest the shade as soon as we apply it. 

Save yourself the stress and your hard-earned money the next time you’re at the makeup counter with our handy guide to the best red lipsticks for all skin tones.

This article originally appeared in our print magazine. 

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