Nothing says modern minimalism like the red-and-white palette, and the past holiday season we’ve seen some amazing pairings of the swipe of red on white. To master the red-on-white look, we’ve put together the different skin tones and how you can work the red lip to your favour.
On the paler side of life, there are the gals like Olivia Palermo who rocks the red lip front and centre. To know what reds work best with your complexion, you need to identify your skin undertones whether it’s warm or cool, and match your lipstick accordingly – orange hues for warm undertones, and blue hues for cool undertones.
If Kendall Jenner can defy her nude-lipped Kardashian roots with a bold ruby lip, then so can you! Olive complexions with neutral undertones such as Kendall’s go well with pretty much any reds, so if you’re going for a lasting matte colour, remember to blot and reapply.
Beyoncé can obviously do no wrong, but most of the darker skinned ladies are never quite sure if they’re warm and cool. You can test your skin tone by the simple vein test, check your wrists or forearms for the colour of your veins. Blue vein = cool, and green veins = warm. Once you know, you can rock it like Queen Bey’s burgundy lips at Solange’s all-white wedding!