Thursday, September 11, 2008

How To Wear Red Lipstick?

Every woman should own a tube of red lipstick! In my opinions, it's an absolute beauty must have! It's the ultimate old Hollywood glamour accessory. Red lipstick is sexy and attention grabbing. Not only does it grab attention it holds and keeps it!

Generally, ladies with fair skin look their very best in lipsticks with blue undertones. Olive/medium skin tones look great in orange or brown undertoned reds. Dark skin tones look great in bright pinky-reds. This isn't absolute for everyone. The best advice I can give you is to check out a few different makeup counters and ask them to help you find the perfect red-you won't regret it!

Another important thing to remember about wearing red lipstick is to keep all other makeup to a minimum. Smokey eyes or heavy blush with red lipstick isn't going to send a message you want to send.

Red lipstick can be tough to apply so you'll want to take your time with it. I find it's easiest to use a small, precise lip brush.

Here are some tips to help you out when applying your perfect red:

-Make sure you start with nice, smooth moisturized lips-you may want to exfoliate your lips before applying red lipstick (You can do this with a clean toothbrush by gently brushing your lips) As well as applying some balm and letting that set for a while.

-Dab a small amount of foundation or concealer on your lips and rub it in well.

-Next, you'll want to line your lips with lip liner, staying in the natural line of your lips. You can use a lip liner that matches your chosen lipstick.

-Using your lip brush, apply an even coat of lipstick.

-Blot with a tissue.

-Apply a second coat if desired.

So go ahead, ladies! It's the perfect time to find your very best shade of red!

Here are some of my favorite picks:

Fair Skin:
Clinique in Angel Red, $14. MAC Red, $14

Olive Skin/medium skin:Kat Von D's Lipstick in Underage Red, $18. MAC Lipstick in Lady Danger, $14. MAC Lipstick in Chili, $14.

Dark Skin:: MAC Lipstick in Chili, $14. Calvin Klein Lipstick in Sinful, $18.


Jennifer of Dog.Yarn.Knit. said...

good advice. i've been seeking the right red lipstick for a long time. i need to look for blue tones. i kind of have a fall goal to find a good red lipstick for autumn wear. :-)