Red lips are an iconic makeup look that many women wear when they want to feel sexy and beautiful. That's why it's not surprising that your favorite K-pop idols such as Jung Yumi, Lee Yeon Hee, and Kang Sora are continually making a beauty statement by wearing deep red lipsticks.
Most people wear red lipsticks on special occasions, and others like Blackpink's Lisa and Suze wear them all the time. But why are red lips so trendy?
Research has demonstrated that red is the most striking colour to use on the lips to feel fearless, sensual, and young.
But before we continue, it's essential to understand that even though anyone can wear red lipstick, it's crucial to find the right tone for your skin. Korean makeup artists emphasize the need to find the shade of red lipstick that enhances your complexion.
The good news is that wearing red is more effortless than you think. Why? Because we all have red in our skin tone. It's a much more broad colour than you believe. Here are simple tricks to wear red lipstick like your favorite K-pop idol.
1. Consider Your Skin's Undertone
The first step to finding the ideal red lipstick for you is to identify your skin's undertone. Follow this guideline to find it:
- Cold: if your veins have signs of blue, pink, or red
- Warm: if your veins have traces of yellow or gold
- Neutral: if you have both warm and cool tones or if it's the same colour as your skin.
We recommend selecting a red shade that has a similar undertone to your skin.
For instance, if you have a cold undertone, Red Only from PERIPERA Ink The Velvet is a perfect option. For a warm undertone, you can try Girlish Red, a bright red with a drop of orange also from PERIPERA.
2. Identify Your Skin Tone
After identifying your skin's undertone, it's time to look at your tone. The most common types of skin complexion are
Fair or Light
If your complexion is fair or light, you can use a bold red tone like Tomato Jelly Bean from MEMEBOX I'm Meme Tic Toc Tint Lip Cashmere. This tinted lip has a creamy texture with a highly pigmented formula for perfect and lasting colour.
If you have a medium complexion like TWICE's Tzuyu, look for rose, berry, and cherry red.
One of our favorite ones is OR201 from ETUDE HOUSE Matte Chic Lip Lacquer.
ETUDE HOUSE Matte Chic Lip Lacquer is the non-transferable, long-lasting, and smudge-proof liquid lipstick that everyone needs. It's highly pigmented and comes with a unique curved applicator tip.
If you have a tan skin tone, you should select a bright red like Sellout Red from PERIPERA Ink the Velvet.
The PERIPERA Ink the Velvet does wonders for you by sharpening the contrast and adding a luscious glow that adheres to the lips. This lipstick is ideal for summer due to its refreshing moisturisation. It gives a natural gradient look.
For girls with deep skin tone, their best option is blue-based red like Plum Red from ETUDE HOUSE Dear Darling Tint.
ETUDE HOUSE Dear Darling Tint provides a lasting colour to the lips. It comes with 12 unique shades of red perfect for every skin tone and undertone.
Use ETUDE HOUSE Dear Darling Tint, when you're looking for a red hot look for clubbing, a special event, or a romantic date. These lip tints soften and smooth the lips while providing hydration.
3. Determine The Shape Of Your Lips
If you want to look fabulous like BLACKPINK's Jennie or MAMAMOO's Hwasa with red lipstick, it is essential to determine the shape of the lips.
On the other hand, if you have plump bottom lips, we suggest a colour similar to your undertone and a light nude colour like Brilliant from 3CE Mood Recipe 2 Matte Lip Color in the middle of the upper lip.
Ultimately, if your lips are asymmetrical Korean makeup, artists recommend using a lip pencil in a tone similar to the lipstick to define the lips.