With so many out-of-the-box beauty trends popping up in our feeds (think back to baby bangs and clown contouring), we sometimes forget about the tried and true looks that have never steered us wrong. We’re talkin’ cat eyes, smoky eyes and the classic of all classics, a perfectly lined red lip. And whether or not you believe this to be true, a red lip can be worn by anyone. Yes, even you! No matter your skin tone or type, no matter your hair or eye color, your red lipstick soul mate is out there. And we may have found it! See what happens when we had four girls, with four different skin tones try on the new Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid in Rebel Red because it could be the key to your perfect pout too!
When in doubt, we say throw on a red lip. And this one does the job for all four lovely ladies. Take a look for yourself!
Top Left, Alyssa Lumpee
Alyssa has fair skin with pink undertones and (naturally) light hair and eyes. This makes the red lipstick almost appear to have an orangey finish against her skin tone, while still looking bright and bold.
Top Right, Stephanie Farugia
A cool red lip with blue undertones such as this one is a perfect match for Stephanie’s light-to-medium skin tone!
Bottom Left, Emily Tom
Emily’s olive skin tone makes the red appear to be deeper and richer than the rest, giving off an almost vamp-like appearance.
Bottom Right, Angelica De La Garza
Talk about candy apple red! Angelica’s darker skin tone makes the red really POP and instantly brightens her complexion!
For more tips on how to rock red lipstick, check out this guide covering EVERYTHING you need to know about the ultimate red lip!
Photo: Carlos Moscat
About the Author:Diana creates on-trend beauty content for Makeup.com readers. She stays up-to-date on the latest beauty news and product launches and tests every makeup item that comes through the door. As an employee of L’Oréal, Diana writes stories about beauty products across the entire brand portfolio.