(by Mrs. Globe Team)
We have all been there. On the pages of the fashion magazine, we see a beautiful woman sporting the brightest, most gorgeous shade of red lipstick you have ever seen. You think to yourself, “I want that at my next competition!” So you run out, buy the advertised shade, slap that pretty girl on your lips only to discover that your lips are the last place that red stays.
It is no doubt that choosing the right shade of red lipstick can be a daunting task, but doubt no more. The Mrs. Globe investigatory team has discovered a few tips and tricks that will help you find the perfect shade of red to suit your skin tone and style, for both daytime and onstage use.
Daytime Red Lipstick:
When it comes to choosing a daytime red lipstick, it's important to consider your skin tone. (See past articles on how to determine your skin tone.)
If you have a warm skin tone, look for reds with orange or brown undertones, such as coral or brick red. For cool skin tones, opt for reds with blue undertones, such as cherry or cranberry red. If you have a neutral skin tone, you can wear both warm and cool reds.
Glamorous Red Lipstick for Stage:
When it comes to choosing a glamorous red lipstick for the stage, the rules are a little different. For the stage, you want to go with a bold and dramatic red that will stand out under bright stage lights.
What is important to consider on stage is your wardrobe. If your swimsuit or gown has warm colors, choose a red with orange or brown undertones. If your swimsuit or gown has cool colors, choose a red with blue undertones. And remember, stage lighting can wash out your makeup, so don't be afraid to go a little bolder than you normally would.
If you're new to red lipstick or want a more subtle look, choose a sheer, opaque, or tinted red lipstick. If you want a bolder look, look for a highly-pigmented, matte or satin finish lipstick in a deep red shade, such as ruby or burgundy.