I personally love red lipstick. I've always loved it ever since I was able to get my hands on my Mom's Revlon back in elementary school (and hastily rubbing it off on the bus ride home...oh, but she KNEW...haha!) I don't wear red lipstick everyday, but there are some days I wear it to feel prettier and some days I wear it to feel more confident or just give me that little "I'm a vintage puh-rin-cesss" vibe. No matter the season or whatever the trends are in make-up, red lipstick will always be a classic and will always be in style. But how to go about choosing the right color for you?
Warm Skin Tones: Orangey reds, Warm reds, Tomato reds, Brown based reds, Golden reds, Tawny reds.
Cool Skin Tones: Pink tones of red, Berry Reds, Blackberry Reds, Brick Reds, Blue tones of Red, Plum tones.
All Skin Tones: Think London bus red. A true red.
1.] Try it on! And when you do try it on, don't try it on your hands please. Red lipstick is going to look much different on your hand than on your lips.
2.] If you don't know what your skin tone is just remember cool skin tones have fair complexions with pink undertones (think Nicole Kidman, Angelina Jolie, Scarlett Johansson) and warmer skin tones have olive or blue undertones (think Penelope Cruz, Keira Knightley, or Freida Pinto)
3.] Red lipsticks with blue undertones will make your teeth look whiter.
4.] If you're not sure you can pull of red lipstick you can always go for a red lip stain or red lip gloss. My favorite is Russian Red by M.A.C.
5.] Who says it has to be evening to wear red lipstick? Red lipstick is fun and cheery! If you're having a bit of a grey day, swipe on some red lipstick and you will feel better, I promise!
6.] Help keep red lipstick on longer by using a lip primer. Also make sure your lips are not dry or chapped before putting on red lipstick (or any lipstick for that matter).
7.] The secret to wearing red lipstick: BE CONFIDENT! Wearing red lipstick should give you just a little more "oomph" in your step. Make you smile a little brighter. It makes me happy that's for sure.
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+ How to pick Red Lipstick
+ How to wear red lipstick
+ Quick Tips: Picking a Red Lipstick
+ How To Wear Red Lipstick