Well its no secret that I am completely, utterly and totally bias and obsessed with Tom Ford. So naturally my favorite go to red is undoubtedly his brand. You cant go wrong with a red lipstick called"Fucking Fabulous" but lets find a red for everyone else.
Before we dive in, let’s get this out of the way: Anyone can wear whatever red lipstick they like. The right red is the one that makes you feel good. However, you can expedite finding a red lipstick you love by taking your skin tone into account.
“Red is a neutral and everyone has a red," explains makeup artist Quinn Murphy. "It's a much more universal color than you think."
Universal Red : M.A.C. Retro Matte Lipstick in Ruby Woo
Few lipsticks have earned the instant name recognition that M.A.C. 's Ruby Woo (which was re-imagined as "Riri Woo" because Rihanna loved it that much) has. "There are a few shades that are universally-flattering because of their bold colors," Murphy says. "They break all of the rules because they're so saturated and eye-catching that they're good for all skin tones."
Red for Fair Skin : Fair Skin: Colourpop Crème Lux Lipstick in On Display
Fair skin tends to have a naturally pink flush to it. Complement it using cool-toned red lipsticks with hints of blue and purple instead of warm-toned ones with orange hues. These kinds of colors not only make fair skin look brighter but they also make teeth look whiter.
Red for Medium Skin: M.A.C. Matte Lipstick in Lady Danger
For medium skin tones, he reaches for an orange-red shade because sunsets come to mind. Like the way oranges mix with reds and taupes in the sky, the same hues work in harmony with medium complexions. Poetry aside, a poppy red also helps cancel out any sallowness you may have in your skin.
Red for Dark Skin: Nyx Pin-Up Pout Lipstick in Revolution
On dark complexions, Martin loves a deep, bright, matte red. Look for true, candy-apple reds. They don't have a white base, so they won't look chalky or ashy. Alternately, chocolate-cherry lipsticks work, too, because they mimic the richness and depth of deeper complexions, Oquendo adds.