Red lips are flattering in every skin tones depending on how you choose different red to matches your the undertone of your skin. There are two basic types of undertone in your skin: warm&cool. Same as the red color itself. However, there’s a neutral type skin tone, that could match well with both warm and cool tone lip colors. How do you find out your skin undertone? What does warm/cool red lip colors look like? Let’s all find out together.
How do you determine which undertone your skin have?
Do you tend to look good with silver or gold jewelry?
If you look good with silver, you have a cool undertone. If you match well with gold, you probably have a warm undertone. But if you look good with both, you are neutral.
2. Skin tone:
Do you consider your skin leaning towards ivory nude? or olive beige?
If you consider your skin tone when you choose for your foundation, do you tend to go from natural to light? or natural to dark? If you are likely to pick out ivory nude tone you probably have cool undertone. If you consider yourself darker, you are likely having a warm undertone. However, if you are consider your skin about natural/medium toned nude you are considered neutral.
3. Blood veins color appearance through your skin:
What color do you see your blood veins as through your skin (can be visible at your wrist)
If you go out in the sun and look at your blood veins, can you see if they are blue or green? If you can see the blue/purple color from your wrist you are probably a cool undertone, however if you can see your blood veins in green-ish color you are probably a warm undertone
Warm & Cool Red
By now you can probably tell what undertone you have. The matching of red and your undertone is easy. However, this doesn’t mean that you have to only wear warm or cool red. The warm & cool red are only what enhance your look.
Cool red lip colors are those lip colors that has blue/violet undertone in it where warm red has orange sheen to it. Cool red lip colors look good on cool undertone skin, warm looks good with those who have warm undertone skin. It is as simple as that. However, if you have neutral undertone, you are likely to suit both warm and cool red.
Let’s look at some of the warm and cool red
FROM LEFT (3) Warm Red –> RIGHT (4) Cool Red/Orage Red
1st: Maybelline Bold Matte (Mat6)
2nd: Mac Ruby Woo
3rd: No7 Glam
4th: Nyx Lip Smacking Fun Color (LSS526 EROS)
5th: N07 Siren
6th: Lancome L’absolute Rouge (180)
7th: Maybelline Bold Matte (Mat3)
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