You would think the 2015 Golden Globes would bring out the Golden Girls but Ladies in Red took over instead. A bold red lip is already daring in itself; however, these star-studded celebrities paired it with bold red dresses too, leaving us all star-struck. To name all of them: Taylor Schilling, Lena Dunham, Heidi Klum, Viola Davis, Helen Mirren, Luciana Duvall and Kristin Dos Santos.
Taking a closer look, one thing is certain: in order to play off the perfect red lip with a red dress, the shade of red should match together between lip and dress. From there, the shade must absolutely compliment the skin’s complexion.
Never fear, the perfect red lip is totally attainable given a few rules.
For fair complexions like Helen Mirren, cherry-red is best because the bluish undertone of the colour contrasts well with the pink undertones of the complexion. However, at the Globes Helen didn’t go that route. While her complexion is fair, her skin is also mature. A cranberry-red coloured lipsticks is more appropriate for this age group, which is exactly the shade of red she pouted on the red carpet.
For sun-kissed complexions like Heidi Klum, reds verging on oranges are a match. While for medium complexions like Luciana Duvall and Kristin Dos Santos, apple-red complements well. Opt for brighter shades if your skin is sun-kissed or a medium/olive tone. to you!
For dark complexions like Viola Davis, a brick-red lip is the best to sport. You aren't limited to it, but the brown in this shade of red contrasts well with the cool undertones of most darker complexions.
Want to match your favourite stars? We've done our best to find the perfect shade to match their red carpet look so you can rock red on red too!
Taylor Schilling – NARS Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl
Helen Mirren – CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lipstick in Tempt
Lena Denham – L’Oreal Color in British Red
Heidi Klum – Sephora Color Lip Last in Orange Rocks
Kristin Dos Santos – Revlon Lipstick in Really Red
Viola Davis – Clinique Chubby Stick in Chunkiest Chilli