- Kate Bosworth | Fair | Matte red lipstick that slightly errs on this side of orange
- Lauren Conrad | Beige | A dark, deep red with gold undertones
- Chloë Sevigny | Golden | A bright, deep matte coral to match warm skin colors
- Jenna Dewan Tatum | Bronze | A pink/red combination really makes the undertones stand out
Consider the lighting. If it is day time and especially if you know you are going to be outdoors, pick a softer or sheerer shade. For evening, date night, or a night on the town go bolder so your features stand out.
Avoid getting lipstick on your teeth. After applying, put your finger in your mouth, purse your lips around it, then slowly pull it out to remove excess color. Strange but it really does work!
Don’t toss a red lipstick in a shade that doesn’t work. If a ton of money on a shade you later decides really does not work (and you can not return it at Sephora) you can top it with a gold gloss to warm and soften it, or add a pink gloss to take it to the bluer side.