December 26, 2011

Pucker up! - RED Smoochy lips

Being in the holiday spirit with all the green and red colors around, I was inspired to make a post about red lipstick. Plus its winter and some of us tend to look a bit pale because of our lack of summer sun. Red lipstick is a way to brighten your face and look sexy.
How to wear red lipstick
Every female celebrity has probably worn red lipstick at least once. There are some ladies who like to wear red lipstick; others assume they can’t wear it. Well, this is what I have to say to them – They are wrong! I believe that every woman can wear red lipstick if it is the right shade. Red lipstick is sexy, powerful and very attractive. It is a classic that has been with us from as early as the 16th century. I think that is pretty amazing. For me, my all-time favorite lip color is red.

Things to consider when wearing red lipstick:
  • The rest of the face – When wearing red lipstick, I prefer the rest of the face to be more neutral. Go light on the eyes and the blush; this will help you avoid looking like a clown. For the eyes, maybe some light eye shadow, skip eyeliner and just brush both upper and lower eyelashes out with mascara. Or Draw some sexy strokes with an eyeliner and brush out the upper lashes. In both cases, keep the blush shade more nude than pink.
  • Picking the right color – Picking the right color of red lipstick can sometimes be challenging, if you find yourself in this situation just ask the help of the beautiful ladies working in the cosmetic store, and get it sorted out once and for all. Basically, it comes down to the skin tone and hair color when picking the right shade of red. If you are fair skinned with light hair like Blake Lively or Gwen Stefani, coral red would look most beautiful on you by complimenting the tone of your hair. If you are fair skinned with dark hair like Angelina Jolie or Megan fox, coral red or blue based red is your color. If you are medium skinned like Kim Kardashian, anything from true red to pinky-cranberry shades should look awesome. If you are dark skinned like Zoe Saldana or Gabrielle Union, then you would definitely want to try an orange-based red, brick or burgundy.
  • Painting the lips the right way

-  First apply a lip moisturizer
-  Then apply a thin layer of foundation followed by a thin layer of face powder. This will help set your red lipstick and make it last longer.
-  Next, line your lips with a lip pencil that matches your lipstick. Don’t forget to stick within your natural lip line.
-  Apply a thin layer of your red lipstick.
-  Always remember to blot with a tissue.
-  Apply a second coat of red lipstick.
-  Done! Time to rock it...
Red lipstick

I occasionally like to add some gloss after the 2nd coat of red lipstick or run an ice cube along my upper and lower lip. If you choose to add gloss, don’t forget to put just a drop in the middle of your lower lip.

Let me know what you think of red lipstick!
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