I've seen a couple of people ask about how to wear red lipstick on Twitter and the like. Lucky for you, Essence addressed this question in the December issue. I ripped the article out, so I can take it to the MAC store with me, but wanted to share the tips with you all.
Red For All, All For Red (by Essence beauty editors)
We cherry-picked the juiciest crimson hues to bring out the best in your skin tone.
Color: If your skin has yellow undertones: browned reds. Red undertones: cool blue reds; blue undertones: cool/plummy reds; red/orange undertones: warm red/orange-based reds.
Texture: If matte, opaques or satins are too instense, take the sheer approach by mixing your favorite red with a lip balm.
YSL Rouge Pur Lipstick in #150 ($34, yslbeautyus.com)
Edward Bess Ultra Slick in Midnight Bloom ($29, edwardbess.com)
VS Makeup Perfect in Showstopper ($12, Victoria's Secret)
YSL Golden Gloss #9AAA ($29, yslbeautyus.com)
Mac Lip Pencil in Redd ($13, maccosmetics.com)