Red Lipstick Tips by Oscar Winning Makeup Artist – Michele Burke

Finding Your Perfect Shade of Crimson

After interviewing Oscar Winning Makeup Artist Michele Burke I finally understood the differences with finding the perfect shade of Red – You will either have a warm or cool skin tone – If you’re like me and fall in-between, look at the color of your teeth, do they look pearly white or yellow?  The desired effect is glowing skin and pearly white teeth, choose the red that gives you both.

Michele’s Red Lipstick Tips

Warm skin tones:  Have greenish-blue veins and creamy-white teeth, they look best in Fire engine reds, watermelon, oranges and nectarines.  For pink reds I recommend coral, tangerine, peach or salmon.

Cool skin tones:  Have bluish veins and their teeth are usually blue/white or gray/white they can wear maroon, burgundy, fuchsia or raspberry reds, anything with a pink undertone.

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