“The right red is the one that makes you feel good”
A classic red lipstick is a timeless makeup product found in almost everyone’s vanity.
Quinn Murphy, a makeup artist, states:
“Red is a neutral and everyone has a red.”
From complementing your outfit to being the focal point of your look, the power of red is infinite.
However, many people struggle with finding the perfect red lipstick. Particularly, if you are going to opt for a statement red lip on your Desi wedding day.
You must select the ideal shade for your look. This can be achieved through understanding your skin’s undertone as well as the undertone of your chosen lip product.
Selected carefully, it will not only draw people’s attention, it will empower you.
We have compiled a list of seven red lipsticks to adorn on your wedding day no matter your skin tone.
Understand Your Undertone
Discovering your undertone is not as difficult as it seems. It is important to understand the dynamics of your skin.
The top layer of your skin is the evident tone of colour that is visible to the naked eye. In this instance, fair, medium, tan and deep/dark.
However, your undertone is the layer beneath the skin. These are as follows:
- Cool – purple/blue
- Neutral – blue/green
- Warm – green
It may seem challenging at first, although it is easy to determine your undertone.
There are simple ways of discovering your undertone. For example, the Veins test.
The most common test is identifying the colour of the veins in your wrist.
Purple/blue veins mean you have a cool undertone, while green veins have a warm undertone. Alternatively, if you cannot tell then you most likely have neutral undertones.
Also, the jewellery test is another way to determine your undertone. If you suit silver jewellery then you are likely to have a cool undertone.
However, if you prefer the look of gold jewellery against your skin then you have a warm undertone. Yet if you are inclined towards both then you fall into the neutral category.
Another way to determine this is by checking how you tan. Typically, if you achieve a nice tan without burning then you may have a warm undertone.
Instead, if you tend to sunburn without a tan then you are more likely to have a cool undertone. While both tanning, and burning results in a neutral undertone.
These easy guidelines can help you understand your undertone. Ultimately this is the first step to finding your ideal red lipstick shape for your Desi wedding.
Undertones of Red Lipsticks
Once you have determined your skin’s undertone, it is important to get to grips with different red lipstick’s undertones.
Red lipsticks are available in an array of shades. From orange to blue undertones, there is a red lipstick tone to match your skin’s category.
Lipsticks with an orange base are inclined to those with a warm undertone. This will not only complement your tan/deep complexion, but it will also make your teeth appear whiter.
Also, lipsticks with a blue undertone flatter those of you with a cool undertone. In this instance, fairer skin tones would suit this shade best.
Be sure to consider your lipstick’s undertone to match your complexion.
MAC’s Ruby Woo
This striking retro matte lipstick is the ultimate cherry-red shade. The dense colour has blue undertones which complement warm skin tones.
This striking red lipstick is a beauty favourite. It comes as no surprise that it won an Allure Best of Beauty Award.
Also, as stated by Allure.com it has:
“3,674,591 makeup artist recommendations.”
Furthermore, the matte formula is non-drying on the lips and is comfortable to wear.
Therefore, if you on the hunt for the perfect lipstick shade for your Shaadi be sure to consider the devil’s red.
Maybelline’s Red Revival
This drugstore alternative for a red lipstick with a blue undertone is beautiful. The deep red shade will surely catch everyone’s attention.
Besides its alluring shade, this red lipstick provides a satin finish.
To strengthen the pigment, apply a similar lip pencil shade. This will enhance the colour of your lipstick as well as increase the longevity.
Particularly, this will come in handy when you are drinking, dancing, eating and simply enjoying your Desi wedding day.
Dolce & Gabbana’s Devil
Dolce & Gabbana’s Classic Cream Lipsticks glide on effortlessly with an opaque colour payoff.
This stunning Devil shade is no exception. Described as an orange-red, it is great for medium to dark, warm skin tones.
The vibrant deep shade is complete with a satin finish. Also, the smudge-proof power will leave you with long-lasting colour throughout the day.
Furthermore, the subtle shimmer complements the intricate embroidery of a bride’s attire.
Revlon’s Fire & Ice
This red lip product has been around since the 1950s. Its unique selling point lies in the fact that it can suit both warm and cool undertones, hence the chosen name.
Bright lipsticks will increase your confidence and sensual appeal. For your wedding day, this is crucial.
Paired with warm, bronzed skin this red lipstick will enhance your skin’s glow.
Moreover, the inexpensive price tag is another advantage. Hence, before your wedding experiment and try this universal shade.
Giorgio Armani’s Rouge D’Armani Lipstick
Another exceptional lip product is this Giorgio Armani lipstick in the shade 400.
The velvety matte texture ensures comfortable lip coverage and resilience. This is great for leaving your lips feeling hydrated throughout eight hours of wear.
Also, the perfect blend of blue and orange undertones results in another universal shade.
Giorgio Armani never fails to deliver full-colour intensity making it an ideal option for both brides and makeup artist favourite.
Bourjois’ Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick
Liquid lipsticks are an alternative to the classic bullet lipsticks. This gorgeous liquid lip product in Jolie-de-Vin is a deep-red shade.
The intensely-pigmented formula entails smooth application. While the soft matte finish and evanescent oils do not dry your lips.
Makeup artist Katie Mellinger advises:
“You want to make sure your lips are moisturised, but not too moisturised.”
This is a significant step to ensure your lips are in the best condition. Liquid lipsticks tend to cling to the contours of your lips. Hence, preparation is vital.
Nonetheless, the soft bullet applicator helps with precise application. For a Desi bride, a second count is highly recommended. This will amp the colour wear.
Fenty Beauty’s Stunna Lip Paint
Fenty Beauty lip products are known for their one shade fits all. This liquid lipstick in the shade Uncensored certainly meets this expectation.
Fentybeauty.com describes this lip product as:
“The love child of high-impact colour and low-maintenance long-wear.”
This one-stroke application promises heavy colour payoff. As well as the lightweight formula which feels as though you are wearing nothing on your lips.
Also, as a bride, you will surely receive compliments and well-deserved attention.
Additionally, all Fenty Beauty products are cruelty-free which is a bonus.
Fiona Stiles, Los Angeles-based makeup artist, said:
“The right red is the one that makes you feel good.”
Therefore, do not be afraid to experiment with various shades of red lipstick before your big day.
This trial and error method will allow you to select the best possible option for your individual need.
Alternatively, if you are unsure whether to opt for a red lipstick for your Desi wedding do not feel intimidated. Give it a go.
Also, another tip to bear in mind is the inclusion of concealer. When donning a red lipstick remember to apply concealer around your lips. This will allow for a neater application.
Moreover, a stunning red lip will help elevate your overall wedding ensemble.