There are certain things that can be found more easily than others. The nearest pizza place when a craving calls? You can probably find that in seconds. The perfect red lip that actually looks good with your skin tone, and makes you feel like a million bucks? That may have eluded you for years—until now.
With Valentine’s Day in mind, we’re helping you discover the red lip you’ve been looking for—the one that's guaranteed to look amazing with your particular skin tone. Keep reading to meet your match!
An alabaster complexion like Rooney Mara's pairs perfectly with wine-colored reds for an overall effect that’s sultry and sophisticated, not vampy. Look for shades of merlot and raisin with just a hint of brick.
Creamy porcelain skin was made for rich cherry reds, which warm up the cool pink undertones in fairer complexions similar to that of Cate Blanchett.
Milky ivory skin like that of Amanda Seyfreid contrasts flawlessly with cranberry-colored lips for a look that’s glamorous and grown-up.
A golden-tan complexion that’s light-medium, like Diane Kruger's skin after a quick summer holiday, looks best with vibrant reds. If the lipstick shade has the slightest hint of orange, it'll enhance your warm, sunny tones.
A natural tan complexion with neutral undertones, like Jennifer Lopez’s, pairs well with a blackberry-red that pulls from the cranberry and plum camps of color.
Eva Mendes is a walking advertisement for the olive-coral combination. Coral reds with punchy pink undertones were made to enhance olive skin, especially with a shimmery finish for added dimension.
As Beyoncé has shown time and time again, a caramel complexion’s best match is a true red. It's the singer’s well-documented red lip of choice, and you know that if Queen Bey abides by a beauty go-to, it has to be good.
If you have mocha-colored skin, take a cute from Jourdan Dunn and get acquainted with deep purple-reds of the plum variety.
Lupita Nyong’O epitomizes the way orangey-red shades complement darker skin tones beautifully. If you have cocoa-colored skin, reach for red lipsticks with orange undertones that will look electric in contrast to your complexion.