The Timeless Classic – Red Lipstick
I have to be honest with you - I’ve never been comfortable wearing red lipstick. I am a lover of the dark, dramatic eye with glossy light lips. However, just like the little black dress, red lipstick is a must-have for a girls’ makeup collection. My favorite is NARS Semi-Matte Red Lizard lipstick. I think it’s one of the more perfect reds out there.
When looking for the perfect red, there are a few things you have to take into consideration: hair color, skin tone, lip fullness, seasonality, and texture. A women with blonde hair, pink-toned skin, and thin lips shopping for lipstick in summer should consider a red lipstick with a pink or blue undertone that has a sheer texture or a lip gloss. A women with dark brown hair, olive-toned skin, and full lips shopping for lipstick in winter should consider a rich, brick red lipstick with a matte texture – and for fun, she can even throw a clear gloss over it! If you are unsure about the hue of your skin tone, check out this quiz.
Especially during the holiday season, wearing red lipstick is quite popular. Just remember to pair red lips with light eye makeup and a rosy blush on the cheeks. You want to emphasize your red lips and nothing else, because otherwise you look overdone. Kisses!
(Photo Courtesy of Julita Blady)