Red lipstick is a universal classic and has yet to go out of style. And with all the red lips on the hit, red lips are here to stay for another few seasons. Yet many women assume they can’t wear it. They’re wrong. Here I show you how to wear red lipsticks….. Enjoy
Rule No. 1: The secret lies in the rest of your face
The paler the skin, the bigger the pop. Go light on the eyes and the blush, otherwise you’ll risk looking like a clown Skip eyeliner and go only for mascara (black for brunettes, brown for blondes and redheads), making sure to apply to bottom lashes (it opens up your eyes). Dust face with powder and cheeks with a soft blush.
Rule No. 2: Line inside of lips
Red lipstick tends to bleed, so fill in lips with lip liner first.
Rule No. 3: Pick the right colour
If your complexion is pink, you’ll look better in plum shades, while girls with yellow tones are flattered by warmer reds that have a brown base.
Rule No. 4: Don’t let nails clash
We prefer non-red nail polish when you’re going red on the lips. A clear polish or light colour is cool, and dark polish is a trend that shows no sign of going away anytime soon. If you want to go red on the nails, make sure the colour matches your lips.
Rule No. 5: Blending is in
Few makeup artists stick to one shade of any lipstick, they tend to blend a few to create the perfect colours. If you’ve bought a red lipstick shade that’s too bright, dark or whatever, don’t throw it away. Instead, experiment with other lipstick shades you have on hand to create the perfect shade of red.
Rule No. 6: Choose lighter shades if you are older
Our lips thin as we age and dark lips can accentuate them. To keep lips from looking too severe, try a rosy red or avoid red lips altogether and opt for a neutral shade, playing up your eyes instead