If there's ever a time to try a sexy red lip color, it's during the holidays. But picking the perfect hue can take a bit of know how. Jodi Risley, MAKE UP FOR EVER Education and Artistry Executive, shares her expert advice.
For a warm skin tone, choose a red lipstick that consists of orange-red or brown-red. A few common warm shades are red brick and fire engine red. For cool-toned women, blue-reds or berry-reds complement the complexion best. Choose shades such as raspberry red or bordeaux red.
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