Red lips always look so fresh and modern.
They imply strength and self confidence. Red lipstick refreshes and brightens any look. It can take jeans and a white t-shirt from casual to fabulous, and can turn a little black dress from merely pretty to absolutely stunning.
They are the perfect foil to not having time to put makeup on – a little foundation, brows, mascara and a swipe of red lipstick paired with tousled hair takes you from undone to French girl insouciance in the blink of an eye.
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Red lipstick channels both your inner rebel and your inner seductress.
Choosing a red lipstick can feel a little overwhelming, with what seems to be an endless array of color variations to select from, but it’s actually quite easy.
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If you have fair skin or are cool toned you will look fabulous in pink-reds, blue-reds and cherry-reds.
If you have medium/warm/olive skin tone your best red is an orange-red. If you want more depth you can also wear a brick-red.
If you have a darker complexion your best reds are berry-reds and deep, resonant reds.
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The trick to mastering the perfect red pout is in the technique you use. Red lips love precision, so start out with a good lip liner. Rather than trying to build your lip, stay along the line. The goal is a crisp lip line that also prevents the lipstick from feathering.
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Apply your first coat of lipstick, blot it on a folded kleenex to help create a stain, then re-apply.
Keep your eye makeup simple. A simple bronze-gold eye shadow is gorgeous with a red lip.
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