What your Mom never told you about wearing red lipstick...
Do you wear Red Lipstick? This is one of my favorite beauty topics. Finding the right shade of red (my color of choice Rocker by MAC) for my dark skin was a match made in heaven. This is one of the simplest ways to achieve a high fashion look which is why this beauty trend continues to reign supreme.
Red Lipstick is classic and timeless. No matter what era there’s always a woman sporting a red pout in pictures. The unfortunate thing about red lipstick is if’s not worn properly it can send out the wrong message.
Here’s how to look like a fashion “do” instead of a fashion “don’t”. 6 Simple Ways To Wear Red Lipstick And Always Look Hot One Color Doesn’t Fit All – Choosing the right shade is the way to distinguish trashy from classy.
Darker/Bronze Skin Tones – Go with a deep red shade with burgundy undertones. Look sultry and sexy the next time you have a night on the town! Light to Medium Skin Tones – Selma Hayek wears red well in fact being in the light to medium skin tone you can pull off a true fire engine red to look classic and beautiful day or night! Very Pale Skin Tones – Think Nicole Kidman in Chanel. She pulls it off with shades that are lighter and have pink undertones for instant Hollywood Glamour on that special occasion!
Your Lips Should Be The Star of The Show - Less is more when it comes to the rest of your face makeup when wearing red. You might want to skip eyeliner and blush. You can wear foundation & concealer but eye shadow should be neutral. Bat your eyelashes with mascara in black if you have brown or black hair or brown if you have are blonde or lighter hair.
Strike A Pose – You will feel like a fashion model so make the most of your smile by having whiter teeth. It's so easy to find great tooth whitening products at your local drug store. If your teeth are stained, a tint with blue undertones will brighten your smile however avoid tints with yellow undertones I’m afraid it will enhance the stains in your teeth. I’m certain that’s not the look you are going for. You’ve Got The Look - Remember red lips are part of your wardrobe & should not compete with your outfit. Red works best with classic styles i.e your black cocktail dress, white paint suit or neutral blazer with jeans.
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