Red lipstick is a color so sexy and so controversial. For some it is a symbol of prostitution and sex trafficking while others consider it a beauty fun. For me, scarlet hue is equivalent to sophistication. Steal the spotlight and glam up simple wardrobe with red lipstick following these simple rules.
Rule No. 1: Skintone. The paler the skin, the bigger the pop. Go light on the eyes and the blush, otherwise you’ll risk looking like a clown. Skip eyeliner and go only for mascara (black for brunettes, brown for blondes and redheads), making sure to apply to bottom lashes (it opens up your eyes). Dust face with powder and cheeks with a soft blush.
Rule No. 2: Lip liner & Lip brush. Red lipstick tends to bleed, so fill in lips with lip liner first. Use lip brush in applying lipstick to give you precision.
Rule No. 3: Right color. If your complexion is pink, you'll look better in plum shades, while girls with yellow tones are flattered by warmer reds that have a brown base.
Rule No. 4: Say no to red nail polish. We prefer non-red nail polish when you're going red on the lips. A clear polish or light color is cool, and black polish is a trend that shows no sign of going away anytime soon.
Rule No. 5: Blend. If you've bought a red lipstick shade that's too bright, dark or whatever, don't throw it away. Instead, experiment with other lipstick shades you have on hand to create the perfect shade of red.
Rule No 6: White teeth. Red lipstick steals the spotlight. Unfortunately, it shows off all the imperfections. It is recommended to have pearly whites.
Last photo above is my kind of red lipstick grabbed from BODYSHOP.