How to Choose Red Lipcolor



A brunch or dinner, Day date or night event, A red lipstick can brighten up any day any event.

I know many friends who are afraid to pick the RED, but ladies, there is a RED for everyone and once you find your RED, it is the most loyal in your makeup kit.

My top tips to pick your RED:

1. Undertone – The trick is to know your undertone and then pick the red that compliments your undertone. You can check whether you have warm or cool undertones by tow simple tests.

a. Vein test – Check inside your writs, and examine the color. If your veins are greenish in color, you have a warm undertone. If your veins are Bluish, you have cool undertones. If its a mixture of both then you have a neutral undertone.
b. Jewelry test – Which metal of jewelry is the most flattering on your skin. If gold looks better, you have a warm undertone. If silver, you have a cool undertone and if both metals look good, it is a neutral undertone.

2. The depth of Skin – Once you know whether you are Warm / Cool / Neutral, knowing the depth of skin will help. For understanding sake, I am diving this in three parts of light, medium, and dark. I would highly recommend you to try shades in a range of depths and not get stuck to societal standards of skin depth shade.

a. Light – Light and bright reds are your go-to reds
b. Medium – You can wear almost all the shades of red.
c. Dark – Deep rich / Deep bright Red is your go-to red.

3. Teeth color – I know this sounds crazy, but Red is fiery and it can make your teeth and in effect, your smile look bad if you pick the wrong shade. Red-orange shade has a tendency to bring out the yellow tones in teeth. So people with warm undertones, if your teeth are not extremely, you know you have to avoid the REDs with orange in them. Similarly, for people with cool undertones, if you have slightly tinted or yellow teeth, opt for Red-Blue. This Red-blue helps your teeth look a bit brighter.

4. The right formula – Lipsticks comes in various formulas now. So a matte red will look like a pop of color on your lips. A lip stain will be light on lips and color wise. A creamy texture will add fullness to the lips, making red look bright. So pick the formula that works for you.

5. Ocassion – Now Red can be worn anytime, however since Red is overpowering as a color and more so as a lip color, choose the intensity of your red depending on where you are going and what you want to convey.

By the way, my favorite is MAC’s #RubyWoo, it is a cult and I absolutely cannot do away without this shade no matter where I am.





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Jainee Gandhi is an accomplished and acclaimed senior Image consultant who operates under her firm Imagedge Academy. Head hunter to head turner… A classy personal shopper… Bringing Indian wear back to corporates… One of the very few Senior Certified Image Professionals in Asia… A celebrated and highly featured Image coach… Mentor for budding Image consultants… There are many phrases that have been used to describe her work in the last half a decade… But what she really is, is a person who has a passion to get every individual portray their best authentic image – with a focus on appearance – for more often than not there is nothing more powerful than the impression of the first look. Her motto is “Refuse to be unseen”. Jainee believes in a holistic way of Image makeover for her clients and image professionals. She believes that “Style has to be inclusive of all age, size, color, restrictions of any sorts will limit clients in a box and not let them explore their true worth.” She has established a few offerings in this space, The Indie Attire, Master Class for Image Consultants,– a unique blog to simplify styling.

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