You sound and appear pretty attractive, red would look fine. It would highlight the red glints on your hair. Even if you do not like it, try blending it with a shiny lip gloss to lighten it up or tone it down.
Don't forget to blot, so its not too red. Or maybe you can put the gloss on first and the red after, so not too much goes on. You can experiment on what looks best.
Remember a lot has to do with how you feel . Don't doo anything you are not too comfy with. Your confidence is key. As pretty as you look, if you lack the self-esteem, may not work too good.
Its always fun to try things out.