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How to Perfect Red Lipstick

The holidays are finally here, and with them comes gatherings with friends, family, and co-workers. To stand out at your next event or party, try using red lipstick to make your makeup pop. Using red lipstick is a great way to stand out and make a statement in the crowd. However, there is more to using red lipstick than you may think.

Selecting the best red lipstick color is crucial to pulling it off the look. Depending on your skin tone, the appropriate shade of red lipstick will differ. As red lipstick is bold, it’s important that it matches up with your skin tone. For instance, if you’re fair skinned, using bright red lipstick would probably be too much contrast. The following article below from DailyGlow explains how to pull off red lipstick, the right way.

Find the Best Red Lipstick for Your Skin Tone

Red lipstick makes a statement. It’s sexy, bold, and shows that you are confident. When choosing a shade, don’t just grab the prettiest one on the shelf. Instead, look for a shade of red that works with your skin tone.

Fair Skin

If you have fair skin, look for reds with a coral undertone. Fair skin tends to have a cool tone, so the coral will warm up your skin tone. Avoid warm reds because it will clash with your skin. One to try is Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Fire and Ice.

Medium Skin

Medium skin with a golden undertone looks best with pink or true red lipstick. Shades of cranberry are good choices. Cover Girl Trushine Lipcolor in Valentine Shine looks great on medium skin tones.

Dark Skin

Deep colors like wine and burgundy look best with dark skin. Bright red lip color has too much contrast between the lips and skin. L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick in Red Rhapsody is a great color for darker skin tones.

Pale Skin

If your skin is pale, look for rosy reds. Dark reds will wash out your light coloring. MAC Lipstick in Ruby Woo is a great shade of red for fair skin.

You should try a shade before buying. To avoid germs at the cosmetic counter, smear a little lipstick on the pad of your finger. The skin tone here closely matches your lips, so it will be a good indicator of how it will look on your lips. You also can hold your fingers to your mouth to get a good idea of how it will look. Look for a shade that that makes your eyes sparkle and doesn’t bring out any redness in your cheeks.

Darker hues will make minor flaws in your lips look worse, so always use a lip moisturizer to minimize cracks and flakes. Use a brush to apply red lipstick for greater control. Finish with a dab of clear gloss on the center of your lips for the perfect pout.

From pale skinned to dark skinned, there are a variety of red lipstick shades can be used. However, as stated earlier, the most important aspect to pulling off red lipstick is making sure it doesn’t clash with your skin tone. In addition to selecting the right color, making sure it’s properly applied, moisturized and worn correctly is also crucial in ensuring a beautiful look.

When applying red lipstick, take a pencil of the same color and outline the lip. Use a moisturizer over the red lipstick to make sure the color lasts and doesn’t crack. Don’t be afraid to blot and apply a second coat for maximum lip color!

In addition to applying red lipstick, combining it with the right makeup is also crucial to pulling off the look. Using neutral makeup will help compliment red lipstick. Since red lipstick is bold, going with minimal makeup, especially in the eye-area, will help your color stand out.

If you are interested in professional makeup application this holiday, Scizzors has experienced professionals that can make sure you’re getting the best look for you and your skin tone! Feel free to call us if you have any questions about red lipstick or any other beauty concerns!

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