StepsStep 1: Determine whether your skin is cool or warm. Cool skin will have blue or red/pink undertones. Fair skin will fall into cool. Warm skin will have yellow undertones. Beige and darker tones will fall into warm.
Step 2: Cool tones will look for blue-red lipsticks. The blue will compliment your fair complexion and not be too bright for your skin. Warm tones will look for orange-red lipsticks. The orange will compliment your natural warmth. (Tip: the darker you are the brighter your lipstick can be)
Step 3: Put it on and immediately you feel a bit more glamorous. The most important part to wearing red is to be CONFIDENT.
Tip #1: Exfoliate lips for smooth application. I use E.L.F. Studio Lip Exfoliator ($3.00).
Tip #2: Use lip balm or chapstick to prevent cracks.
Tip #3: Line and fill in lips with a lip liner that corresponds with your lipstick shade. This will make the red adhere to the lips and last longer.
Tip #4: Buy drugstore lipsticks until you find the perfect color, then you can hash out more money for a higher end brand.
Cool - Revlon Matte Lipstick - Really Red ($6.99), Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor - Red Revival ($7.49)
Warm - Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Color - Fire & Ice ($6.99), Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor - Very Cherry ($7.49)