Fair skin 1
Red lipsticks with a tint of berry tend to complement the cool undertones found in most fair complexions. Try Rimmel Lasting Finish Intense Wear Lipstick in Temptation ($7)
Medium: Olive skin 2
True reds work well with yellow undertones. Try MAC Cosmetics Lipstick in Ruby Woo ($15).
Medium: Tan 3
Like olive skin, medium tan complexions (like mine) look great with a red lipstick that brings out the skin’s warm undertones. Look for an orangey-red lipstick, like Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick in 35 Rouge Vernis ($32)
Dark skin 5
For dark skin tones like Zoe Saldana’s or darker, try a bright orangey red lipstick like Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour in Coromandel ($34) if your undertones are warm, or go for a deep burgundy red like the Sephora Rouge Cream Lipstick in Hot Tango ($12) pictured here, if your undertones are cool.