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No matter what coloring you are.
Plain Jane? Glamourous?
Voluptuous? Flat chested? Beanpole?
Thin lips? Huge lips?
You can all wear red lipstick. And it gives you power. Instant style.
Find the right shade. Try it on. Every woman needs one, at least one.
When trying on red lipstick, here are the things you must do to make it a little easier to decipher what looks good on you.
1. Wear foundation. Evening out your skin, and getting rid of any redness will keep the lip color from “competing”, and drawing attention to any imperfections.
2. Wear some eyeliner, at least in the top lashline, and mascara. You need balance. Lips are the focus, but wearing nothing else on the face makes it overwhelming to just have RED LIPS.(see photos)
3 If you try one on, and don’t like it, take it off using eye makeup remover. Re apply foundation or concealer and a little powder so you don’t have a “ring” of redness around your next shade. The next shade will look like crap.
4 Take a trusted friend with you, or have someone you trust to help you.(like me!! “wink wink”)
5 You don’t have to match your red to your clothes. Find a shade that looks good on you. You can wear it with a white shirt and jeans, or that little black dress.
Some of my favorites:
MAC: Russian Red
NARS: I love the Velvet Matte pencils. They are essentially lipstick in a “sharpenable” pencil form. Matte, long wearing, and easy to create symmetry when applying. No need for a pencil AND a lipstick. Great accessory to another lipstick. Comes in several shades of red.
Cruella(true red) Red Square(orange red) Forbidden Red(blue red)Damned (cabernet)
Nars also makes a few Lip Stain Glosses which aren’t really glossy at all. The “Gloss” in the name refers to the delivery system. It comes in a tube with a sponge tip wand. They are really indelible, and bleed resistant if applied correctly. Pull out the wand and dab sponge tip with a tissue. Apply color until the desired strength. You can apply it sheer or strong. When it dries, it’s really matte.
Those are just a few of my favorites, go to your favorite counter and try some on. I recently saw a post on Facebook where some woman said, “I wish I looked good in red lipstick”
I call bullshit, ladies.
I did a photoshoot on Saturday, and put red lipstick on everyone there. Everyone looked so polished, so strong.
It doesn’t have to be FIRE ENGINE RED. Find one that suits you. Having a signature “go to” lipstick is like choosing a fragrance. it’s yours. Own it , girl.