We all know how things keep changing with time, especially when it comes to fashion. But one trend that has been constant since eons, and will surely stick to its timeless status is a matte red lipstick. Be it a cherry red lipstick or a crimson blood hue – a matte red lipstick is a forever classic statement that will never be out of style because it is always trending.
It is its ‘always in fashion’ status that makes it the favourite of tons of celebrities like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Lawrence, and the iconic Marilyn Monroe. And do you know what’s the difference between them and you? (Well, apart from their celebrity status, duh) It’s the fact that they have it all figured out – which is the best red lipstick for them, have you?
We know how frustrating the hunt can be to find that perfect shade of matte red lipstick that is both flattering and elegant at the same time as well as compliments your skin tone. We often tend to work with the conception that fair skin colours are cool, whereas dark skin tones are warmer, but that’s a lesson you have to unlearn as it is a common misconception.
So, what really matters?
The answer to this question is your undertone. For those people who are unaware of its importance, you would be surprised to know that the correct makeup selection is based on your undertone- be it your foundation, your eyeshadow, the blush shade, and yes, the colour of your lipstick as well.
Is the question “How on earth will I find my undertone?” weighing you down?
•Hold up your wrist and take a close look at the veins in your wrist.
•If they look bluish, then you have cool-toned skin. If they look green, then you have a warm skin tone, and consider it a gift from God himselfif your veins appear bluish-green, as this means you have a neutral undertone. You can literally pull off pretty much anything and every shade of the fiery bold colour is the best red lipstick for you. You go, girl!
But what about the remaining skin tones- warm and cool? What shade of matte red lipstick should they go for?
If after going through the little trick we mentioned above, you find that you are warm-toned, then your best bet would be to go for a matte red lipstick having more yellow and orange tones in them. This combination has worked well for scores of celebs like Jessica Alba, Vanessa Hudgens, Kim Kardashian, etc. Going for the orangey-reds will help in accentuating and glorifying your complexion.
Fall in the footsteps of Jennifer Hudson and Kelly Osbourne, and go for red lipstick shades like plum, crimson, mauve, cherry, etc.
As neutral skin tones are the rare combination of warm and cool skin tones, you can pull off any shade of red you like (Selena Gomez, anyone?). So, stop trying to look all stressed and just buy whatever shade of red you like, unlike your less fortunate pals mentioned above *sob*.
While it may seem totally unnecessary, your lips need nurturing and care too.
And as we always remind you, do not forget to take care of your lips in the rush to nurture your face. Remember to gently exfoliate your lips with a gentle scrub, apply a little lip balm, and let it sit for a while before applying your red lipstick. This will give it a smoother look and allow it to stay on for a longer duration. If you are looking for extra nourishment for your lips, you can also opt for a hydrating lip primer and a lip mask to moisturize your lips – after all, solid efforts lead to excellent results, don’t they?
Now that we have sorted out this hurdle and figured out your undertone, plus the shades you will rock in, it’s time to hunt for that perfect lipstick. But you needn’t go far looking for it, as Nindy Kaur’s collection of lipsticks is here to offer some of the best red lipstick choices. Whether you go for our Nindz shade which gives you that classic cherry red colour or opt for our favourite Nutter and go with a bold crimson look, it’s your choice! Nindy Kaur Cosmetics is your go-to solution for every single makeup look!