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Some people find red lips tricky to pull off. Others think that their skin tone doesn’t suit red lips.

I believe that there is a red for everyone, you just need to find your match. Don’t believe me? Look at these celebrities. Different skin tones, different ethnicities, all looking great with red lipstick.

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Red does suit everyone but one shade does not suit all. Let’s find the one for you.

Blue-based reds: Great on pale skin and those with pink/ warm undertones. Bright reds with pink undertones also look great with tanned or brown skin. 
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My top blue-based reds: Dior Roulette Rouge, MAC lip pencil in Beet, Dior lip pencil in Holiday Red, Sephora lip liner in #08 Raspberry,Rimmel Lasting Finish Kate Moss lipstick shade #107, Jemma Kidd lipstick in shade #01 Cleopatra.

Orange-based reds: best on tanned skin and darker. These may look more striking if your skin has very pink undertones.
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My top orange-based reds: Rimmel Lasting Finish Kate Moss lipstick shade #110, Nars Velvet Matte lip pencil in Red Square.

Mulberry/brown-based reds: Good for medium dark to ebony skintones. If you have fair skin, you can still wear brown-based mahogany reds but I would stick to a sheer colour as the deep, dark reds can look too stark against your skin.
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My top brown-based reds: Bourjois lipstick in shade #24 Violine, Sleek True Colour Matte lipstick in Vamp.

True reds: these look great on tanned skin, up to dark olive skin (NC44/ NW44 ish).
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My top true reds: No7 Stay Perfect lipstick in shade #80 Cherry red, MAC Ruby Woo, Jemma Kidd lipstick in shade #05 Eve, Revlon Colorstay Ultimate lipstick in shade #050 Top Tomato.

What’s your true match? Let me know your favourite reds in the comments below!

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