Have you bought a red lipstick and discovered that the shade wasn't right for you? Perhaps most of the time it was just too bright for your skin tone.
Try adding a little brown to your red. It tends to tone down the brightness.
Experiment a little with finding the right color for you.
Its fun to create signature colors that are your own.
If you manage to create the perfect red color for yourself
and you dont want to continue mixing your own color, take
a sample with you to the mall and find a red that is as close
as possible to the shade that you created.