This post is sponsored by Universal Pictures' Fifty Shades Darker

This post is sponsored by Universal Pictures’ Fifty Shades Darker



No matter if it’s a date night or a girls night out, every lady likes to look their best.  And a red lip is a surefire way to stand out and make a woman feel sexy and confident. All it takes is sweeping on a fierce red lipstick, but that perfect shade can be hard to find.

Anastasia Steele from Fifty Shades Darker has capitalized on effortless beauty with her sleek chocolate locks, fresh face and statement red lipstick. If you want to “Steele” Anastasia’s red lips, follow this easy guide to finding your perfect shade of red.

Finding your shade of red begins with determining whether your skin has warm or cool undertones.

  1. When you look at the inside of your wrists do your veins appear to be blue or slightly more green? If blue, your skin may have cooler tones. If green, warmer tones.

  2. When you wear orange or yellow do you looked dull and washed out? Or do you look glowy? If you look dull, then cooler tones. If you glow, then warmer tones.

  3. When you’re in the sun do you tan easily and look bronzed? Or do you burn and pull red (like you look flushed)? If you tan easily, then warm tones. If you turn red or burn easily, cooler tones.

By now you should have determined if you have warm or cool undertones. If you fall somewhere in the middle of these steps then you have neutral tones, which is awesome! That means you can pull off both warm and cool tones of red.

If you have warm undertones:

  • A shade of red lipstick with yellow or orange undertones would be great option for a bright red lip
  • If you prefer a darker shade of red look for a red lipstick that has brown undertones.

DIOR- Rouge Dior Lipstick


If you have cool undertones:

  • Look for a red lip that has a blue undertone to it.
  • For a darker shade look for a more purple undertone.

MAC- Ruby Woo

MAYBELLINE – Red Revival

Don’t be afraid to test and try!

Katie is wearing Tango By Sisley

Don’t be afraid to test and try!

On February 10th, Fifty Shades is turning a shade Darker. Now that you’ve found your perfect color, grab your girls (or your dude) and be sure to catch FIFTY SHADES DARKER in theatres.