Is it just me that is unsure of the colour red on my lips? Now I have never been one for bold colour on my lips, I have always been a tinted gloss kind of girl! To be honest I was just afraid of anything with too much colour on my lips because I used to think it would give me Jay Z lips! I was young and foolish then and now I have grown to love the fullness of my lips!
So last year Christmas I bought my first red from Mac, I don't have a picture of it but it was called Brave Red, the sales assistant told me to go for it but I should have known better than to trust a sales assistant for an honest opinion lol I wore it a couple of times I got mixed reactions more bad than good to be honest, the lipstick was definitely too bright red for my skin tone. I have now realised that it's all about the skin tone and as a woman of colour I have to be careful of how red I go! ( of course this is just my view on the matter)
So I think I have it sussed, I know red's with an orange tint work well on my lips and deeper reds are good for me too! Here are 3 different shades one of them is a gloss.
ESTEE LAUDER SIGNATURE LIPSTICK in CRANBERRY
MAC MATTE LIPSTICK in DIVA RED
BLACK UP LIP GLOSS GT12