So, what exactly is a blue-red lipstick? Simply put, it is a red shade with a blue hue base color. In other words, it is a red lipstick with cool undertones. Think of that Marilyn Monroe red lip. There are many shades of red having different base colors to them such as orange, brown, and of course blue.
When it comes to blue-red lipsticks, because of it being a cool undertone color, they most often look best on those with skin tones that have cool undertones as well as neutral undertones. They especially look great on those with lighter skin tones, giving the complexion a brighter appearance as well as making the teeth look whiter. (Again, think of Marilyn Monroe, that red lip really popped against her skin tone.) With that being said though, any skin tone can pull off a blue-red lipstick, you just need to find the right shade that will look great with your particular skin tone
Finding the perfect blue-red shade will probably require you to play around and test a few lipsticks until you find your perfect one. One that is not only flattering on you but most importantly, one that you feel comfortable wearing. Every woman should have a good red lipstick including a good blue red. Red Apple Lipstick has some great options available, so today we will be sharing our suggestions of which lipstick shade we think will look great for your skin tone. We will be focusing mainly on red shades that are good for those with cool and neutral undertones, but there will be a bonus shade for those with warm undertones. If you need help determining your undertone or if you are looking for some amazing red lipstick options for those with warm undertones, please check out our other best red lipstick article.
There are three blue red lipstick shades from Red Apple Lipstick that we will be focusing on in this article:
A classic signature red, light and bright with a slight pink undertone. This glamorous red is super comfortable on the lips being a creamy and moisturizing formula, perfect for all-day wear. Wear it bold for an attention-grabbing red lip or you can apply it softer as a subtle stain.
The perfect mid-tone blue-red that is not too bright or too deep. It’s a rich and sophisticated red, perfect if you are looking for a shade that is a little darker than Red Apple Red, but not too deep.
A gorgeous deep and sultry blue red shade, the classic retro red lipstick. It has a beautiful satin finish that gives the lips a healthy-looking shine. If you are looking for a matte finish though, simply blot once after applying and this will remove the shine and give it a matte finish.
Best Blue Red Lipsticks For Fair/Light Skin Tones
Fair and light skin tones look best in lighter and brighter shades of red. These tend to be more flattering on lighter complexions without being overpowering. The best lipstick shades we suggest trying are:
· For Neutral Undertones- Appley Ever After
Best Blue Red Lipsticks For Medium Skin Tones
Those with medium skin tone complexions look the best with deeper shades of red, but brighter shades will also look lovely. One point to keep in mind when selecting a shade is that darker colors can make lips look smaller. So if you have smaller lips and do not want them to look even smaller, you probably want to choose a lighter blue-red color. Our suggestions for medium skin tones are:
· For Neutral Undertones- Appley Ever After
Best Blue Red Lipsticks For Dark/Deep Skin Tones
Dark skin tones look the best with deeper shades of red, while those with deeper skin tones can wear both deep and bright shades and look amazing. Again though, if you have smaller lips and do not want them to look even smaller, go with a brighter lipstick. Our suggestions for best blue red lipstick options for dark and deep skin tones are:
· For Neutral Undertones- Rebel
No matter what your skin tone, if you have cool and neutral undertones, these are the three best blue red lipstick shades you want to try out. Now, if you have warm undertones but still want that look of a blue-red lipstick, try Reddish Fetish! This red lipstick is a deep pinky-red with a slight brown undertone. It’s a neutral red shade that leans more cool-toned, giving it a similar appearance to that of a blue-red lipstick but for those with warm undertones and olive complexions.
We hope you find these suggestions quite helpful in finding the best blue red lipstick for your skin tone. Have you found your perfect red lipstick? Share with us in the comments below.