Beauty Buzz. Dare to be Seen in Red…Lips?

December 3, 2008 • Beauty


There’s nothing more sophisticated than red lips. I have been in the mood for red lipstick since the fall. The changing of the weather, caused the need for an uplifting color. Putting on red lipstick instantly transforms your face, and is the quickest way to go from real-life to red carpet glamour.

To get the best look with red lipstick, use a flesh toned liner to line the true lip line of the mouth. This will keep the lipstick from feathering. You can then use a red liner, either slightly darker than the lipstick or the same range of color as the lipstick. To diffuse it a little, blend the lip liner in with a lip brush, until it is soft and muted.

Next, apply your favorite red lipstick. Some of the best reds are those that have blue undertones and have stay-put power, like Dior’s Replenishing Lipstick in Red Premiere. The blue in the lipstick tends to make your teeth whiter and brighter.

Indeed, it takes a bold, confident women to strut in red lips, but one thing is for sure, it will get noticed! Just like the little black dress, it will never go out of style.

Here are some other favorites:

Dior Replenishing Lipstick in Red Premiere, $ 27
Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella, $24
MAC Lipstick in Russian Red, $14

– Kelley D. Epps, Beauty Writer

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