Known for her signature red lips, Dita Von Teese found her perfect shade years ago. Whether you're thinking about trying a red lip for the first time, or feel like the one you own doesn't do you any favours, the first step is to assess your skin tone. Then the fun part – picking your red! Gold-red, maraschino cherry, and coral-red look fresh and bright on everyone, while orange-inflected reds are extremely easy to wear. So to find out how to get your perfect match and see shades for every skin tone, just keep reading.
Deep, warm skin tones You'll get an amazing pop of colour in an orange-red like Julie Hewett Lipstick Nior in Belle Nior ($46). If you want a similar look that's more subtle and sheer, try a lip tint like Becca Sheer Tint in Mila ($39). Wear it with a coral cheek stain like 3 Colour Custom Specialists in Poppy ($46) and you'll have a gorgeously peachy glow. Olive undertones Coral reds like MAC Viva Glam ($36) will bring out the best in your skin and give you a nice, glow. Blend your lipstick with a clear gloss before you apply to add more depth, and pair it with a subtle blush like Benefit Coralista ($28) for a sweet and fresh look. Golden undertones Gold-flecked red like Dr. Hauschka lipstick in warm red #4 ($40) will warm up your skin for a fresh and healthy look. Use the cheek stain like Model Co Cheek and Lip Tint in Rosy Red ($34) for a bright, cheerful look. Pink undertones Pink-undertoned women look beautiful in cherry red glosses like Shiseido Maraschino gloss ($25). Wear a coordinating nail polish like Butter London in Snog ($20), and white or buttercream yellow eye shadow, and you're good to go.