The right red for your complexion

With February 14th coming up, I thought I’d write something on how to choose the right shade of red for your complexion, mainly because Valentine’s day might inspire some of you to look for a snappy little red dress… but for those of you who do not celebrate the day of love, it’s still pretty useful advice for when you do chose to wear red on other occasions.

Basically, wearing red well is about what kind of skin-tone and hair colour you have; and matching the right shade of red to that. Have a look at the lookpages below to find your shade of red.

Dark Red

Think: Valentine’s roses . Dark reds work best on dark-brunettes, but blondes can probably pull them off if their skin isn’t too pale.

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True Red

Think: 1940s  lipstick. Alabaster skin can wear true reds, but need to stay away from orange-toned reds. Dark women should opt for darker reds.

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Bluish Red

Think: frozen cranberries. Pale skinned women with light hair colour need to choose a red that has blue undertones.

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Think: your favourite Merlot. Burgundy shades work with most skin tones but work best on tawny-brunettes.

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Orangey Red

Think: the red blush on a peach. Olive-skinned women should look to wear  orange-based reds
Softer shades of coral or blush red look good on women with a medium complexion.

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  1. Tanya Knoesen says

    Hi, If you are a Plus Size lady 16+ like myself, who hates going clothing shopping because anything that looks trendy & sexy is not available in your size or the clothing that is available in your size is so “old fashioned” or boring.

    I eventually tried to buy Plus Size clothing online in South Africa because I thought it would be easier, but I was very disappointed to find that there are very few online shops & they are just too expensive.

    I would really like to know if there is a market for purchasing Trendy & Sexy Plus Size Ladies Clothing, at a very reasonable price online in South Africa.

    • Hi Tanya,

      I’m aware of the problem and I’m busy working on getting some sellers that sell plus-size clothing onto bidorbuy.
      Once it’s done, I’ll put up a blog post to let everyone know. Just keep checking… It should be soon!


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