A few tips..
Red is considered the colour of love and passion for some and with the valentines season upon us many of us would love to wear red lipstick, but don’t know where to begin. A nice red lipstick can bring your face to life and turn a fairly simple makeup look into a dramatic one.
“But red lipstick doesn’t suit me…” was a sentence I used to frequently find myself saying. When what I should have been saying was “I need to find the right red lipstick for my skin tone”. My signature look is usually a nude lip, but I love to paint my lips red every so often especially as red lips makes me feel instantly glamorous. Truth be told, most of us can find a shade of red which suits us and there are a few guidelines around which offer some assistance. The general consensus regarding shades of red lipstick and skin tone are:
Determine your skin colouring which may be fair, medium, olive, chocolate brown, dark brown. A blue based red lipstick looks good on fair skin, true blood red looks nice on medium or olive skin. Burgundy and dark reds look best on darker skin tones.
However, rules are meant to be broken. I say go and try different shades, tones, mattes and glosses. Remove all signs of any lipstick before you try on the red and get a second opinion from a trusted friend. Don’t forget your lip liner and you can clean up any “bleeding” with concealer. Mixing and blending different shades of red can also create your perfect colour. The one rule I would definitely follow is go easy on the eye makeup. Keep the eye shadow fairly neutral so you don’t look garish.
I’m wearing one of my favourite red lipsticks in the photo: MAC’s Viva Glam.
If you’re not used to wearing red lips- give it a try.
If you already wear it – keep doing you..
Use one word in the comments section to describe how you feel when you wear red lipstick..
Until next time
9 thoughts on “Choosing a gorgeous red…”
that lip colour looks amazing on you!
Thank you Danii..x
hello, i’ve nominated you for a liebster award
sorry if you’ve already been nominated!
Thank you so much! I really appreciate your nomination. I will get on with answering the questions..x
The red looks great on you! I am def one of those people that is scared of reds but maybe I will have to give it a try 😉
I love your blog! So much so, that I have nominated you for the Liebster Award! 🙂 xx
Kelsie @ kelsieblogs.com
It’s always so daunting to wear red lipstick at the start! I always try brave it but sometimes I do wimp out a bit.
I know what you mean. Thats why we all need to find our shade x