Types of red
|Warm reds are for people who look best in warm tones. Common names for warm reds are "geranium red", "tomato red" or "brick red" (a dark version).|
|True red is a primary colour. It has an equal amount of blue and yellow inside. Another name for true red is medium red.|
|Cool reds are for people who look best in cool tones. Shades of red called "crimson", "scarlet", "cherry red" (or cerise), or any name of red that includes "berry" in it.|
You can see a physical description of the people who look best in cool reds going to my Winter or Summer palettes.
The advice above applies to colours worn near the face (a top, a hat, a scarf...) or on the face (make up). If a colour is not good on you, it is best to avoid it altogether around your upper body, as nail polish or as shoes worn on the naked skin.
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