Best Red Lipsticks for your Wednesday work day

Whether you are working from home or the office, red is the shade of the day!

I was so excited to see red lipstick all over the runways for Spring 2020. After all, it is a universal color and the best loved and most widely purchased. Red lipstick is one of the colors that I have shied away from for a long time, simply because I could never seem to find “my shade.”

If you have also struggled with finding your perfect red lipstick shade, fear not. You’re not alone and it isn’t as difficult as it seems (I promise!). 

Here are some tips on finding your perfect shade of red:

  1. Be sure to get a shade that matches your undertone, not your overtones. Sometimes that gorgeous red bullet or swatch can be misleading until you actually try on the shade itself. I’m also not a fan of swatching your arm, although that is more trustworthy than just grabbing a shade without testing. To find your undertone, check out the veins in your wrist. If they appear green, you’re a warm tone. If blue, you’re a cool tone. 
  2. Google is your friend. If you do a google search for “warm toned red lipstick brands and shades” and “cool toned red lipstick brands and shades,” chances are, you’ll find a list someone has already curated for you.  
  3. Shop for makeup online and purchase your lipstick! Here are some shades I love, all of which are available online at

MAC Retro Lipstick in Ruby Woo:  Available in full-size and mini/travel size, this is one of the most popular shades on the market and has been for a while. 

MUA Super Stylo Lipstick in First Class :  MUA has some gorgeous reds in its collections and this is my favorite. Plus, the sleek design makes it easier to fit in your purse and not take up a lot of room. 

Milani Color Statement Lipstick in Best Red: Milani is another great brand which delivers quality style at affordable prices. This is a deeper red, but definitely worth keeping in your collection. 

Be sure to shop the entire lipstick range available online at!

Skincare is a girl’s best friend!

Kat Dickerson

Skincare is a girl’s best friend!

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