I always say “color is like flavor.” Your emotional reaction to a lip color should be the only determining factor on if you should wear a lipstick or not.
That being said, there are certain hues that are more flattering for different skin tones. A good red lip color can have a magically effect and it’s also my belief that everyone should own one. Just how politicians or lawyers have a power suit, a red lip lipstick is your power makeup tool! From Marilyn Monroe, to Taylor Swift, to Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, powerful woman have made a red lip their statement piece. Not only can the perfect red lip boost your mood, it can also make your teeth look whiter and brighten up your eyes.
If you are fair with light hair and blue or green eyes, a red lipstick with orange or pink undertones will look marvelous on you. Since red and blue are opposites in color theory, the red hue will actually draw more attention to your eyes. Try Dior Rouge Dior in Iconic 999.
If like me you have dark hair and dark eyes with a light to medium complexion, you can try red with blue undertones. Think of a vintage red. MAC’s Ruby Woo is a cult classic.
For deeper complexions, any of the above colors will work but a red that has more brown undertones or one that mimics a deep wine will look effortlessly gorgeous on you. Try YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick in #72.