Remember my post on the best red lipsticks for fair skin tones? Well, I didn’t forget about everyone else! Red lipstick is one of my favorite makeup products that can go on anyone. I truly believe every girl should have red lipstick in her makeup bag. A red lip and mascara can go a long way, trust me.
For girls with medium skin tones (like beige, olive and bronze), congratulations! Basically every shade of red works for you. However, there are still certain shades that are more flattering on you than others. I highly encourage that you try out several colors to find your true red match. I have medium olive skin and my go-to shade is an orange-red or a blood red. Don’t be afraid to experiment!
If you have medium skin, click through below to find out what shades work best for you. And for my dark-skinned ladies, your guide is on the way too!
A true red looks wonderful on everyone, but especially medium skin tones.
Bright, Almost Neon Red
You don't have to worry about a super bright red overpowering your face so go bold with a near neon shade.
While medium tones can pull off almost any shade of red, cool reds help balance out yellow undertones.
Orange reds are probably my favorite for medium skin tones. They surprisingly balance out yellow while accentuating your skin at the same time. I don't know how orange-reds do it, but they look awesome.
Pink reds look incredible on medium skin without being too overpowering.
I'm wearing this color right now! Blood red is a happy medium between almost black and burgundy that looks really nice on olive and bronze skin tones.
If you're looking for a more muted color, wine reds are great.
Dark Berry Red
Deep, dark berry reds look amazing against medium skin tones. This blackberry shade from BITE is incredible!
Do you have medium skin? What’s your favorite shade of red to wear? Tell us in the comments!