The Right Red For Every Latina

Dec 17, 10 The Right Red For Every Latina

Not all red lipsticks are created equal. And with good reason, as not all skin tones are equal either. The wrong shade of red for your skin can result in a disaster of Enrique-Iglesias-hair-plugs proportions. The last thing you want is to end up looking like a cross between Celia Cruz and a circus clown, or a goth lost on the way to a Twilight screening. But walking into Sephora and seeing an ocean of lipsticks of myriad brands, shades and textures can make picking the right one a daunting task. No worries, amiga, with the help of celebrity make-up artist Leora Edut of MakeupByLeora you’ll be able to choose the most flattering hue to achieve that sultry siren look you were going for in the first place.

  • Fair-skinned gals should opt for a red-orange lipstick, or one with a blue undertone. Leora recommends MAC Ruby Woo and NARS Jungle Red.
  • A pop of orange complements the golden undertones of medium-dark skin. A good choice is Christian Dior Graffiti Red.
  • Chicas with dark skin should go with deep berry or plum shades. Leora’s top selections for this skin type are MAC Cyber and Clinique Color Surge Butter Shine Lipstick in Cranberry Cream.
  • To rock your red pout to the max, complement it with a smoky neutral eye. Brownish gray or gold eye shadows balance it beautifully. To kick it up to diva level, go with a pale lid topped by a strong liquid line in navy blue or deep plum.

The right make-up can make a world of difference, and the appropriate red lipstick can make even the ridiculous elf costume you promised to wear for your sobrinitos sexy and sophisticated.”

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