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Did you know that men are more attracted to women who wear red lipstick? It’s also a very easy way for one to glam up a look. Whether it is to head out for a hot Valentine’s Day date or as a way to add a touch of red to your overall look for Chinese New Year, read this article first. We give you help you make sure you’re picking out the right shade of red for your skin tone.

If you have fair skin with peach/pink undertones…

Blue-toned reds would look best on you. And this can range from bright to dark and vampy reds.

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Your celeb inspiration: Taylor Swift
Your red lip colour: For the look above, try M.A.C’s lipstick in Ruby Woo. But, if you like what she wore in the Blank Space music video, go for a darker shade like M.A.C’s Russian Red.

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If you have fair skin with yellow undertones…

Whip out the coral or orange-based red lip colours!

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Your celeb inspiration: Jamie Chung
Your red lip colour: NARS lipstick in Heat Wave

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If you have medium skin…

Dark red that are warm-toned will look great on you. For brighter red lips, bear in mind that they will look incredibly bright and loud against your skin tone. So, be sure to have the eye makeup to match!

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Your celeb inspiration: Jessica Alba
Your red lip colour: Urban Decay Matte Revolution in Bad Blood

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If you have dark skin…

Opt for a warm, brick shade of red as that would complement your skin best. Using a bright orange, or a blue-toned red can end up looking too overpowering.

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Your celeb inspiration: Beyonce
Your red lip colour: NYX Matte lipstick in Alabama

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