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5 Lip Color Combinations You Can Create Using Red Lipstick

Formulas for that killer kiss.
5 Lip Color Combinations You Can Create Using Red Lipstick
ILLUSTRATOR Gab Gutierrez
Formulas for that killer kiss.

It happens. You waltz away from the makeup counter feeling like you've scored the best lipstick everonly to come home, swipe it on again, and realize with belated horror that it looks awful. Maybe fuchsia just doesn't flatter you after all, or that nude shade you nabbed is a lot paler than you first thought. Something about the color, the finish, or the formula just isn't right, and there goes your 900 or so bucks. 

The solution? One gorgeous, versatile red to serve as your crimson canvas. Play the cosmetics chemist and layer your lipstick with others in your stash for a custom-made shade that'll make you proud to pout.

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COMBINATION #1: Red + Neon Fuchsia = Dark Pink

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COMBINATION #2: Red + Skintone Nude = Your Perfect MLBB color

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COMBINATION #3: Red + Brown = Deep Wine

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COMBINATION #4: Red + Orange = Sunset Vermilion

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COMBINATION #5: Red + Plum = Berry

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