I just had a new editorial come out (a couple of weeks ago), and I think it’s one of my favorites. So I’m showing it to you today.
Keeping It Simple
French girls understand the key to beauty is keeping it simple. Create a beautiful complexion opting for a sheer foundation instead of a heavy one, add a little accent to the brow and then complete the story with a lovely lip. I wanted to evoke a little Parisian beauty for this fashion story, and keep it on trend for Spring 2016. You can read about the major makeup trends for Spring 2016 here and find out about the red lips I’m loving for the new season.
Spring 2016 is going to be a fun season for makeup lovers.
This is a season that’s all about color and sparkle.
False eyelashes, glitter, liner, electric blue eye shadow, and my favorite – bright, bold, fun red lips!
Makeup at Celine spring/summer 2016
Makeup at DKNY spring/summer 2016
Makeup at Dolce Gabbana spring/summer 2016
My favorite of all the trends is that stunning, red lip. This is not just any red, we are talking Snow White candy apple red. As true of a red as you can find.
Not all reds look sensational on all skin tones.
My number one rule with red is that rather than becoming a fashion victim, to find the red that looks really great on you. I often modify a red lipstick that doesn’t work on me by using a liner that does. MAC Cherry liner is a fabulous true red that lets you bend all kinds of other reds. Just make sure you run a lip brush back and forth through it to blend away any signs of your trickery.
The trick to pulling off a huge red lip for spring is to make your skin glow with a lightweight, luminous foundation or BB Cream, balance the bold lip with a strong brow, and keep the eye close to bare or with a tiny flick of liner (avoid the Instagram favorite huge cat eye. It’s Instagram popularity alone makes it incredibly passe.) Make sure you execute that red lip with perfection. Keep your lines nice and tight, and make the lip look crisp.
Personally I think the easiest way to wear a red lip is to wear a matte red lip. Matte reds move less, so you don’t wind up with red lipstick feathering out over the lipline or maneuvering it’s way around your face. My absolute favorite matte red is the Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution lipstick in Red Carpet Red.
This combines a very hydrating matte formula with the truest, classic red you will ever find. It’s a classic red that makes me think of old Hollywood, but at the same time is so modern and fresh! If you want something a little more vibrant, Charlotte Tilbury 1975 Red is more of a sunset red than a true red, but it lights up the complexion beautifully.
When choosing a bright red matte lip make sure the formula is nice and hydrating so that your lip doesn’t look cracked and caked. The matte revolution lipsticks by Charlotte Tilbury don’t let your lip dry out, so your pout looks fabulous all day (or night) long.
Another good true red is Chanel Rouge Allure Intense Lipstick in 104 Passion. I often find that a full blown red lip can overwhelm my face when I wear it as an everyday lipstick. Maybe you’re like me and find that red isn’t always that flattering? Anyway one of my personal everyday lipstick at the moment gives the illusion of an in-your-face-red lip, but it technically isn’t. I wear MAC All Fired Up paired with Cherry Liner. The pinker tone of All Fired Up plays nicely with my skin tone, and the Cherry liner tricks the entire look into looking like an amazing red lip.
If a full on, bold, matte lip feels too much for you, try Juice Beauty’s Liquid Lip in Apple, named after Gwyneth Paltrow’s daughter. It’s bright, fun and fresh, and the color is purrfect for spring!