How to find your perfect red lipstick (for your skin complexion)


Hey loves,

This week is flying by for me. I hope you are all doing well. I cannot wait for spring although we don’t really get much of it here in Toronto. It’s like we go from winter straight to humidity. Smh. Anyhow, have you ever saw someone with the nicest red lipstick and then when you try it on it looks not so great on you? It most likely has to do with your skin UNDERTONE So let me tell you how to first determine your skin undertone and use that to find the perfect red lipstick for you!

A nice red lip is classic and timeless and it gives you that extra boost and confidence! It’s like a sexy pair of stilettos 🙂

There are a few ways to find out your skin tone but in my opinion, the most simple is the vein test.

All you need to do is look at the veins on the inside of your wrist.
If they are GREEN – you have warm skin undertone
If they are BLUE – you have cool skin undertone
If they are a mix of both – you are neutral

Do check out my you tube video that I’ve made about this where I go into details and give suggestions to which lipsticks work for which skin undertone. But below you can find some tips as well!


Here are the basics on what would work for you and what you should stay away from:

Cool undertone

Whether you are fair skin or medium to deep complexion but falling into the cool undertone category you should go with blue/purple based red lipsticks. Stay away from orange based lipsticks, as they will wash you out and look all types of wrong !

Warm undertone

Again, whether you are fair, medium or deep complexion with warm undertones you should stay away from anything blue based and opt out for reds that have an orange and gold base. It will bring out the warmness of your complexion and compliment really nice.

On my channel I do give suggestions of lipstick for each category and each skin tone so do check it out!


Nina xo

3 thoughts on “How to find your perfect red lipstick (for your skin complexion)

  1. I’m a neutral and sometimes I feel like instead of being lucky & able to pull of both I can do neither 😂 But you always slay with your red lips 😘


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