How To Wear This Hot Color
Red lipstick is a controversial color. Women either love it or hate it. Either way there is one thing most can agree on – It’s a powerful color. When you swipe this baby on, it’s like making an instant style statement. If you’ve never tried it then you’re in for a wonderful surprise. There really is a shade for everyone.
The Best Red Lipstick For You
When you’re trying on colors the one thing to keep in mind is that a shade this intense has a tendency to overpower. It can give you an amazing look, or it can make you feel uncomfortable. It’s why we both love it and hate it at the same time. It’s also why we sometimes struggle with finding the right shade.
There are three things you need to know in order to find a color that will enhance your style and give you the perfect makeup look:
1. The right shade.
2. The right consistency.
3. How to apply it.
Red Lipstick For Brunettes
If you have darker skin you’ll find that most deep shades probably look good on you. The only choice you really have to make is whether to go light or dark.
You can change your selection of color with the seasons. Try a lighter shade that’s almost a coral for the summer and a deeper cherry one for winter. Even bright scarlet reds look superb on deep skin tones. It’s perfect for you!
Red Lipstick For Blondes
If you have pale skin then maybe you’ve had difficulty with red lipstick. Some women with fair skin feel that the color overpowers them and looks out of place. There’s an easy solution especially for you and this is the one that makeup artists suggest to women who have difficulty with intense lip colors.
Use a clear lipstick or lipbalm first.
Place a layer of colored lipstick over it.
Blondes who can’t wear red, find that this method is perfect. It turns darker shades into beautiful sheer color.
One of my favorite makeup tips for blondes who can’t seem to get the color right is to actually wear dark coral lipstick with red lipliner. It will give the effect of red while enhancing your skin tone. It’s gorgeous!
Red Lipstick For Redheads
You may have been misled! Of course you can wear red lipstick if you have red hair. The difference is in the shade you select.
Here’s one of the best makeup tips for redheads. To make a reddish shade work for you then try choosing a shade with a little more brown in it. You may find that a color which is more of a rust red will become your signature color.
Okay, do you feel it’s too intense for you? If that’s the case then try out what the blondes do – apply it over a clear lipstick. In other words, go with sheer makeup.
How To Apply Red Lipstick
Are you going out for the evening? You definitely want your lipstick to last and look perfect all night. If you prefer a lipstick more than a lipstain or long-lasting color, then here’s how to get the the longest wear from it:
Make sure to apply either a lipstick base or use an oil-free foundation over your lips.
Line your lips with a red lip pencil and fill in slightly with your pencil.
Then take your lipstick and apply it with a lip brush.
Blot your lips with a tissue and apply a second coat.
Take your lip brush, load it up again, put the cap on and put it in your purse. You’ll be able to refresh your lipstick the right way whenever you need to.
Remember, red lipstick looks right on everyone. Once you discover the power of this color, you’ll want to have your own signature lipstick for everyday and special occasions, too.