MYTH #1: “I just can’t do red!”
Oh no, sister! Everyone can do reds – it’s just a matter of finding the right shade, and this can get a little tricky (trust me, I’ve been there) cos it’s based on your skin undertones. If you have warm undertones, go for a lippie that has more yellow in it like an orangey-red hue, but if you’re on the cool end of the spectrum, go for a hint of plum in there. Or if you’re like me with olive or neutral undertones, you’ll have more options. You can opt for a true red (think Taylor Swift) or a deep red, which is almost a maroon which has more blue tones.
Makeup artist Geraldine Loy advices not to rub your lips together when wearing a deeper hue cos you will appear to have dry lips and the colour would bleed into the fine lines of the lips.