Wearing red lipstick is an instant mood changer and exudes confidence. There are so many colors with different undertones that looks best for certain skin types, but when you’re not a makeup artist, it’s hard to tell which one has yellow, blue or neutral undertones. We suggest going into a department store and trying them on. That’s the only way you will tell what color looks best on you.
Here are our best tips on wearing red this holiday season:
Make sure to exfoliate your lips to remove dead skin, so that when you apply lipstick, it’s smooth and evenly. This can be done with a toothbrush or lip exfoliating cream.
AVOID TOO MUCH EYE MAKEUP
You don’t want to show up looking like a clown, so keep your eye makeup to a minimum avoid a smoky eye look. Mascara is all that you need, with such a bold lip color.
WEAR LIP LINER
Wearing a lip liner keeps the color from bleeding, but make sure it’s almost the same color as the lipstick. If it’s a different color, this can change the lipstick color.
You can add concealer to the outline of the lip to ensure it stays in place and more of a clean look.
AVOID LIP GLOSS
Don’t add lip gloss to your red lipstick. This will bleed and make the lips appear messy during the night. If you’re not into lipstick and more of a gloss person, then that’s an exception.
MATCH YOUR BLUSH
Make sure that when you wear red lipstick, your blush matches. Don’t wear coral blush with red lips. If you don’t have a blush, you can just dot the same lipstick onto your cheeks for a flushed color. (Don’t over do it!)
If you want to match your nails, make sure it’s the same color red; otherwise it can throw the whole look off. We love just wearing nude nails, for a clean, sleek look and it makes your hands appear longer.
We’ve tried to simplify your red lipstick shopping, by breaking it down by skin tones:
FAIR SKIN TONES: Try bold reds and deep colors in cherry, cranberry and wine. Avoid anything too light, so you don’t look washed out.
MEDIUM SKIN TONES: Most shades will look good on you. Try orange-red and blackberry shades.
DARKER SKIN TONES: Tangerine, maroon, deep plums and berries look great on this skin tone.
Everyone can wear red, it’s just a matter of which shade looks best on you. It always looks so glam on!