It has taken me many years to come across a red lipstick that didn't look absolutely horrendous on me. I've got quite pale skin, but not gorgeous milky white like Dita Von Teese. It wasn't until I paid a visit to MAC that I finally found my match. They matched my skintone as NW25, for reference.
I've got a cool skin tone, and the lovely ladies at MAC told me that I would need to find a lipstick with blue undertones (which Ruby Woo has). I tried a few before I came across this beauty, which immediately made my skin come alive.
When I've got it on, I obviously make sure that the red of my makeup is simple. I quite often wear it with my favourite pair of shoes, the Vivienne Westwood/Melissa collaboration with the big red plastic hearts on the toe, and I almost always get compliments on it.
So pleased I've found a shade to suit me, and I always feel really ladylike when I've got it on. As well as that, the lipstick has a really creamy texture. I bought the Mac Cherry lipliner to match, and start off by lining my lips (very carefully!) with that before filling in with the lipstick. Sometimes I add a bit of Lipcote, but it does stay put pretty well on its own. I usually re-apply once during a night out, just to ensure the red stays as vibrant as it was at the start of the evening, but you could go the whole night without re-applying.
Bye for now!