Which shades of red lipstick work best on pale skin tones?

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Which shades of red lipstick work best on pale skin tones?
Red lipstick can go well with any skin colour. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Finding the right shade of red lipstick can be tricky, because some red lipsticks can be too strong for a woman's pale skin, making it look washed out. The trick to finding the right shade of red lipstick for pale skin tones is knowing which undertones, such as yellow or pink, are present in the face. Once the undertones have been determined, the right shade of lipstick can be chosen and added to complete any outfit.

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Pink-Red Lipstick

A pinkish-red lipstick, such as a plum colour, helps bring out the rosy undertones that pale skin may have. This cool shade of red lipstick can add warmth to the skin without making it look flushed. Using a pinkish red lip colour during the spring or warm summer months can make a pale face look fresh and add a splash of flirty colour to any outfit.

Which shades of red lipstick work best on pale skin tones?
Pink red lipstick (Polka Dot Images/Polka Dot/Getty Images)

True Red Lipstick

True reds can be difficult to pull off, but women with pale skin are perfect for a true red lipstick such as ruby red. One of the most alluring colours, true red can make the lips of women with pale skin pop. True reds have a hint of blue, which can help cancel out the yellow undertones in pale skin. This shade of red also works great for women who have a tint of yellow in their teeth. True red lipstick can combine well with dark-coloured clothing, such as a little black dress worn for a night out.

Which shades of red lipstick work best on pale skin tones?
Red lipstick (Christopher Robbins/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Wine Red Lipstick

A wine red lipstick can bring out the yellow undertones that may be present in pale skin. This shade of red lipstick is much deeper in colour and contains a hint of brown. This touch of brown in wine red lipstick can make skin look warmer while defining the lips. Women can add a clear shimmer gloss to this lip colour to brighten it and make lips seem fuller and softer. Wine red lipstick can be best worn during the fall months when colours such as purples, browns and deep greens are in fashion.

Which shades of red lipstick work best on pale skin tones?
Wine lipstick (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

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