Accessorise with red lips.

Jac & Jack black t-shirt, black leather pencil thigh split skirt, Christian Louboutin gilitter heels, large hoop earrings, glomesh (metal) choker, YSL red lipstick.

When it comes to accessories, the options are unlimited! And if you’re anything like me, you have your eye on a million different pieces…all of which do not fit into my budget! So, what’s a girl to do? She ought to throw on some red lipstick and own it!

Jac & Jack black t-shirt, black leather pencil thigh split skirt, Christian Louboutin gilitter heels, large hoop earrings, glomesh (metal) choker, YSL red lipstick.Jac & Jack black t-shirt, black leather pencil thigh split skirt, Christian Louboutin gilitter heels, large hoop earrings, glomesh (metal) choker, YSL red lipstick.

Red lipstick has forever been a favourite of mine, as it’s so versatile, incredibly timeless, and flattering on every woman. I love how one hint of colour can completely transform a look, making it the most budget-friendly and chicest accessory. In my humble opinion.

However, it’s important to discover the right red for you. Don’t worry, I’ve listed a really simple test you can do right now to determine your skin tone (cool or warm), as well as some really great red lipsticks to match. Of course, you can do much more comprehensive tests, but this gives you a pretty good idea.

How to determine your skin’s undertone.

Test: Check the veins on your wrist, are they?

a) blueish in colour;

b) or more green;

c) or a combination

If you answered blue, then you have a cooler undertone

You may feel as if silver jewellery suits you better than gold, and colours such as orange tend to wash you out. Your perfect colours to wear is blues and greens, which means the perfect red lipstick shade for you is a blue-red.

Here are some great red lipsticks for you: MAC Ruby wooChanel in Pirate colour

If you answered green, then you have a warmer undertone.

You may feel as if gold jewellery suits you better than silver, and colours such as blue tend to not feel good on. Your perfect colours to wear are orange and yellow, which means your perfect red lipstick shade is an orange-red.

Here are some great red lipsticks for you: YSL rouge pur couture #13Chanel in shipshape

If you answered combination (or it’s difficult to decipher), then you have a combination or neutral tone.

If you believe that you can wear both silver and gold jewellery, then you’re more than likely a neutral tone, which means you get the best of both worlds! You’ll just need to choose the right red tone to suit your outfit or level of tan you’re currently boasting (i.e. on your summer holiday).

You can wear any of the above shades, but the following lipstick is the BOMB.com –  YSL rouge pur couture #1 (the one I’m wearing in this post). It suits everyone!

Jac & Jack black t-shirt, black leather pencil thigh split skirt, Christian Louboutin gilitter heels, large hoop earrings, glomesh (metal) choker, YSL red lipstick.Jac & Jack black t-shirt, black leather pencil thigh split skirt, Christian Louboutin gilitter heels, large hoop earrings, glomesh (metal) choker, YSL red lipstick.

For maximum impact pair your red lips with natural makeup and wavy hair. And for the perfect look, match your red lips with an all black or all white monochromatic outfit, grey-toned outfits, purple-toned outfits, metallic pieces, or even jeans and a white tee.

So, there it is! The perfect, timeless accessory that is reasonable in price, and will guarantee a stunning look every time.

Thanks for stopping by!

Katrina – Leather & Soie

What I wore:

Black t-shirt – Jac & Jack (best tee’s ever!)

Skirt – no longer available, but here are some similar ones herehere, and here

Heels – no longer available, but here is a similar pair.