How to Find Your Perfect Red Lipstick Shade

Bold red lips are always a classic look, but it’s important to find the perfect shade for you. That’s because what looks amazing on your friend might not look so amazing on you. We rounded up our favorite tips and tricks to help you master the perfect red lip.

Tip #1: Know Your Skin Undertones

It’s important to know your skin undertones for a few beauty-related reasons, especially when it comes to red lipstick. If you don’t know yours, take a look at the veins on your wrist. Blue veins mean you have cool undertones and green veins mean you have warm undertones. Warm undertones look great with orange-reds like “Pumpkin” from Lime Crime ($20). Cool undertones look great with blue-reds like “Ruby Woo” from MAC ($18).

Tip #2: Follow Your Eye Color

If you can’t figure out your skin undertones, use your eye color as your guide. Blue or green eyes work great with orange-reds and hazel or brown eyes look great with blue-reds.

Watch this episode of Beauty with Susan Yara to see even more red lip tips!