- Find your perfect red - When it comes to red lipstick, there's no science to choosing a shade. Try both blue-based (cool) and orange-based (warm) reds. If a shade works well, your whole face will come alive. If it doesn't, you will look as though the color has been drained out of you.
- Richer is better - The prettiest reds are opaque, but not overly matte, with a light sheen. Long-wearing formulas tend to be sticky and heavy. Instead, look for one that goes on dark, not sheer. The more pigemnt it has, the less often it will need to be reapplied.
- Be prepared - Befor you put on red lipstick, use a toothbrush to gently exfoliate your lips. then dab on a touch of lip balm; just make sure it's not too slick or glossy. use a liner in the exact same shade of you rlips. If you can't find an exact match, go a tad lighter, but never, EVER darker!
- Slick it on - Put lipstick on directly from the tube (if you use a brush, it will be too sheer). Start at the center of your mouth and move outward. Blot once with a tissue, let it settle for a minute, then apply another layer.
- Make it modern - To look fresh, red lipstick should be as effortless as ChapStick. Skin should be clean, and you should wear only mascara, a hint of eyelinr, and a rosy blush.
- Keep it casual - The less formal your clothes, the better red lipstick looks. The one time it doesn't work is at a wedding. Weddings are about romance, red lipstick is too sexy and naughty. But with a white tank and jeans - PERFECT!
Until next time - Smooches, Quick Claps, and Much Love!