A classic red lip is central to the French girl’s iconic look, but getting the perfect shade can seem impossible. To help you find the right red for you, we enlisted the help of the Bluemercury Beauty Experts to shed some light on the matter. Take a look at their top choices personalized to flatter your complexion. 

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French Girl Lip - Fair Skin

Fair Tones

Pale skin tones can do a brighter red with a sheer finish as an everyday look. We love the ultra-sheer finish from RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek. To take the effect up a notch, try a red with cool undertones. Bobbi's Luxe Lip Color has a creamy finish to dress up your pout.


RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek in Beloved Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color in Retro Red

 

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French Girl Lip - Medium Tones

Medium Tones

Neutral reds look amazing on medium skin tones. For a subtle take on the color, go for Ilia's nourishing conditioner in Bang Bang. The Hourglass Girl Stylo has a precision tip to add more definition to your look.




Ilia Tinted Lip Conditioner in Bang Bang Hourglass Girl Lip Stylo in Innovator

 

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French Girl Lip - Darker Tones

Darker Tones

Deeper blue-based reds create a gorgeous contrast with darker skin tones. Swipe on Lune+Aster's President during the day and dial up the drama on special occasions with a higher pigment impact from NARS Audacious.



Lune+Aster Vitamin C + E Lip Gloss in PresidentNARS Audacious Lipstick in Olivia

 

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