Best Red Lipsticks: Medium Skin

One of our eternal problems is translating mainstream beauty magazines' messages about what are the right colors for your skin tone. First of all, Allure or InStyle's idea of medium skintone rarely correlates to South Asian complexions. 


Also, contrary to what many people think, South Asians can totally wear red lipstick! It's one of our favorite looks and we've compiled 3 of our favorite red lipsticks for whatever mood you're in. Next up: best reds for darker skin! 

1. Cherry Red: This is the classic "red" color but this Bite Beauty lipstick doesn't have the blue tones that most cherry red lipsticks do making it a perfect fit for warmer complexions. We love to wear cherry red in the summer - and with a swingy skirt!

2. Orange Red: This is a great, "fiery" color if you're looking for a BOLD statement. It also really flatters warm complexions, making you glow rather than look pallid. Orange-red lipsticks can be hard to pull off but this Dolce and Gabbana lipstick has darker elements that balance the color. 

3. Brick Red: This is a great color for winter but doesn't have the maroon tones that often comprise of more vampy shades. This NARS lipstick is SUCH a cult hit and this color means business - whether in the actual boardroom or for a fancy night out. It's definitely a statement look and here's a secret, one that only warm skintones can pull off (in our opinion)!