A bold red lip has been a go-to beauty staple for generations. From Marilyn Monroe’s classic look, to Gwen Stefani’s statement, a red lip can be elegant, attention-grabbing, and ultra feminine. But finding the right shade of red lipstick for you can be difficult, because there are just too many choices. Everyone can look gorgeous with a red lip; it’s all about knowing what colors work for you. With Marc Jacob’s seven shades of Le Marc Lip Cremes in varying shades of red, what you need to know is broken down very easily by skin tone and hair color. Keep in mind, you can apply this concept to any brand that’s affordable within your budget. These tips are universal, so play around and explore different options!
What’s fabulous about opting for a red lip is that it can take almost any look up a notch. It takes a winged liner and thick lash line to new heights, for a day appropriate, classic look. It can also add a sultry effect to a smokey eye for a night out on the town. Every woman should have a couple of red lipsticks in her makeup bag, because every woman can look amazing with red lips. It’s all about how confident and sexy it makes you feel!
I have never tried Marc Jacobs lipsticks before, but when I saw all of the new shades, I knew I had to. They have a very creamy and opaque texture, so you get a good saturation of color with little application. They also don’t dry out your lips, so you can wear your favorite one for a while comfortably. I like how wide the range of colors are so every woman can find her perfect match. There are two shades for each category, so even better; you can play with more than one lipstick!
The Marc Jacobs lipsticks in this collection are divided into two categories: warm and dark. I fell into the warm color palettes, which feature golden and apricot undertones. These are fantastic options for bronzed or olive skin, as these undertones enhance the natural glow of these skin types.
The light red lipstick options in the recommendations include the 200 Oh Miley and 238 Je T’aime. These shades are great for women with blonde, silver, or red hair. They are stunning against lighter hair, and the blue tones within them also help brighten up teeth!
The bright reds under this warm tone category include 202 Goddess and 210 Blow. These are great darker shades for brunettes or women with dark hair; even black hair. Again, there are blue tones in these two lipsticks as well to enhance your pearly whites.
The next category includes cool shades with pink or rosy undertones. The cool category features brighter, more pigmented lipsticks for when you really want to make a statement.
For women with blonde, silver, or red hair, there are the options of 234 Core Cora or 202 Goddess. The color is so concentrated, with hints of coral, making these shades perfect for all of your summertime looks.
For brunette and dark haired ladies, the reds come in a little bit darker with 212 Rei of Light and 208 Miss Scarlett. The reds are a little bit deeper and stronger creating a sultry effect on the lip.
I love how many options are featured in this Marc Jacobs lipstick collection, offering easy to follow guidelines for women with all skin tones and hair colors to truly find their perfect lipstick. The fact that the names are adorable doesn’t hurt either! There are more shades to the collection of up to 20 lipsticks that you can peruse once your try your new go-to red and fall in love with it.
Lastly, if you fall for one of these shades and it’s not recommended for you, don’t be afraid to step outside of the beauty box and give it a whirl. This guide is fabulous for beginners or those gals who are a little hesitant on trying a red lip for the first time. It doesn’t mean that you can only wear what’s recommended for you; what’s the fun in doing your makeup if you don’t have a little fun once in a while!?