By Sheila Arkee
When it comes to the matter of red lip colors, a red is a red is a red, right? Not so fast.
If you find yourself struggling to pick the right red lip color for your skin tone, it’s important to know the difference between red lipsticks with a yellow base versus red lip products with a blue base.
I present to you a yellow-based red:
And a blue-based red:
Think about the undertones of your skin. If you favor pink and look best in cool shades, you will most likely look best in blue-based reds. If you favor yellow or olive, you will most likely look best in yellow-based reds.
When I was a fledgling beauty junkie, I remember watching a report about an actual scientific study behind the attraction of red lips. The study found that men preferred women to wear blue-based lipsticks, but by and large women preferred yellow-based reds.
Do you find yourself gravitating towards yellow or blue? I consider myself to be an equal opportunity lover of all makeup, and this includes red lipsticks.
Here are my all-time (so far) 7 favorite red lip colors.