How To Choose The Perfect Red Lip

perfect red lip

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.

red lipstick for fair skin

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Fair Skin

If you have fair skin or are cool toned you will look fabulous in pink-reds, blue-reds and cherry-reds.

Medium Skin

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.

red lipstick for olive skin

Dark Skin

If you have a darker complexion your best reds are berry-reds and deep, resonant reds.

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Technique

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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