Post by Hannah Tyrrell

Friday 3rd February is the official national ‘Wear Red Day’ – an initiative designed to raise awareness that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women. Didn’t know that? Well, that’s the point… Now you do, and we reckon there’s no better way to show your support for this campaign than with a striking red lip! But with a sea of different reds to choose from, how do you go about selecting the right red for you? Well, to show our support for this incredible initiative, we’ve put together this nifty guide to help you choose the perfect red lipstick, in the hope you’ll join us in getting lippy for Wear Red Day!

Fair Skin

Fair complexions should flatter the pink undertones in their skin with blue-based reds. Raspberry tones are the ideal shade for adding the desired pop of colour, without washing yourself out. Take inspo from the stunning Julianne Moore for a look that will no doubt suit your light colouring.

Medium Skin

Medium, yellowy skin tones that bronze well in the sun, but lose colour quickly in the winter, should switch it up from season to season. Orange and coral-based reds are perfect to compliment a summery glow, while blue-based raspberry hues are more suitable for a sultry winter winner. Make Margot’s orangey-red your summer go-to!

Olive Skin

Naturally glowing, olive skinned lovelies should show off their enviable tanned skin with a reds that boast rust and brick undertones. We’re J-loving JLo’s red lip from last year’s Golden Globes – it couldn’t compliment her beautiful bronze skin any better!

Caramel Skin

Caramel gals should keep it cool like Beyonce for a shade that pops in all the right places. In short, cool ‘red reds’ are your best friend – not too light and not too dark – but that doesn’t mean a beautiful burgundy-red blend wouldn’t look super sexy with your complexion. Bey-ootiful!

Deep Skin

It’s a case of ‘cheeeerry, cherry baby’ for deep skin tones, as the subtle blue tinge of cherry red perfectly pops with delicious dark skin! Kelly Rowland rocks this classic colour with retro hair for a look that’s nothing short of perfection… She Stole our hearts for sure!

Not a pro with lipstick application? Not a problem – check out our 7 Common Lipstick Mistakes Journal for some hints and tips to help you get the perfect lip!