Choosing the right RED

Red is one of my favorite lipstick colors to wear. I think it always adds the finishing touch to any outfit. Ruby Woo by MAC is my number one choice. It's a classic color and looks good on any skin tone. 

 

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Red lipstick has been known to make a woman feel more confident. According to color psychology, the color red is a warm and positive color. It is an energizing color, giving confidence, especially to those who are shy or need a boost of boldness.

The right shade of lipstick can brighten a face while the wrong red could overpower a makeup look or make one look tawdry.  Don't be afraid to experiment to find the shade of red that you love.

In general, these shades tend to work:

Pale/fair and light olive skin tends to look better in cool reds, berry reds like cranberry, with blue undertones.

Medium skin tones look great in brownish-reds.

Olive skin looks best in yellow or orange-based reds.

Dark skin can handle more intense color, like deep reds and reds with blue undertones. Fabulous wines, berries and brick reds look great.

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