In this post i differentiate between the different shades of red that are out in the world of beauty so for all of you who don't think a certain shade of red doesn't suit you, you can then maybe choose a different shade of red, thus finding your perfect red.
Here are the standard different shades of red that i found that all are very different but still are red lipsticks.
1. Warm Tone Red - Maybelline New York Colour Sensational: 547
This is i think is the most well known red lipstick and the one that i believe everyone can pull regardless of skin colour. This red is a warm red with a slight pink undertone, perfect for bringing instant brightness to your face and to look instantly made up. One of the most iconic figures to have worn this shade of red lipstick was the fabulous Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman. The deep warm red almost humanised her thus warming her cool dead complexion.
2. Cool Tone Red - Giorgio Armani Rouge d'Armani: 409
The opposite of the warm tone red, the cool tone red with an orange undertone. this colour reminds me of the 50's/60's Bollywood actresses who always wore this colour, it somehow made their skin brighter and more fresh.
3. Brick Red - No.7 Moisture Drench: Shiny Conker
I consider this a sophisticated red. this red is a warm red with a brown undertone. Some also can call this a 90's lipstick colour where the browny red lips were a huge hit to which Kylie Jenner rocks today. I persoanlly loved wearing this colour on interviews and at university as it was bold enough to look proffesional but not too bright.
4. Berry/Pinky Red - Rimmel Kate Moss: 107
I like to call this lipstick the autumnal red. Come the autumn season you see many beautiful ladies rocking the berry lip. This is a red with a bright pink/purpley undertone. This warm lipstick instantly makes the face glow perfect for the cold autumnal days.
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5. Orangey/Coral Red - Revlon Colour Lip Butter: 035 Candy Apple
The orange red lipstick is perfect for spring time, as it almost matches the brightness of the new spring. Because of the strong orange/coral undertone , makeup artist claim that this colour looks amazing with a tan as it emphasises the goldness and bronzeness in the skin.
6. Maroon Red - Revlon Colour Lip Butter: 040 Red Velvet
This is a dark red i.e. a maroon colour. When i think of this maroon lipstick i instantly think of Pakistani/Indian brides. Back in the 80's/90's they would wear this colour on their wedding day when being adorned with beautiful gold jewellery and jasmine flowers. The richness of the maroon colour again brightened their skin colour making them look fresh and very bridal.
7. Sheer Red - YSL Sheer Volupte Candy: 5
If you still are unsure of wearing red, try this sheer one out, the sheerness will emphasise the colour in your lips without being 'in your face' red, thus giving you a tinge of red. This is also perfect for those days where you simply cannot be bothered. Because lets face it those days are all the more common.
VERDICT: I genuinely believe that simply putting on a red lipstick is all you need so i hope you find your perfect red shade so all you will need is also red lipstick :)