Making A Statement With Red Lips

Red lips can make a fashion statement all by themselves. The colour has the power to grab attention for the right reasons. But like every other trend, there are some dos and don’ts. Here is a post to help you learn- how to wear your red lipstick right.

Fun fact: Waitresses who wear red lipstick are said to earn bigger and better tips.

Red lip colour must always be selected keeping your skin tone in mind. Here is a quick guide to choosing the right shade.

1. For fair/pale skin tones

Cherry reds, cool reds and cranberry work best with these skin tones. The pink undertones of fair and pale skin go well with the blue undertones in these lip shades. These shades of red also make your teeth appear whiter.

Try: Loreal Paris Colour Riche Lipcolour in British Red Buy here

Try: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick Crème Fire and Ice Buy here

    Taylor Swift sports a cool red lipcolour Golden Globe Awards 2014_481x683_0

2. For medium complexions

Orange-reds are perfect for medium-complexioned skin tones. But if you don’t like very bold lips, you can opt for brownish reds. This creates a very vivid look and warms up your overall appearance.

Try: Dolce & Gabbana Voluptuous Lipstick Italian Monica Buy here

Try: Colorbar Soft Touch Lipstick, Citrine Buy here

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3. For olive skin tones

For women with olive skin tones, it is best to stick to orange-based reds. This gives the complexion a brighter appearance. Orange-reds are in right now and a must-have item for every woman.

Try: YSL Rouge Pur Couture Pure Color Sainty Radiance Lipstick Buy here

Try: Kat Von Foiled Lipstick Adora Buy here

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4. For dark skin tones

Deep and intense colours work really well for dark skinned beauties. Shades like deep reds, warm brick-reds are playing it safe. The blue undertones in deep reds flatter the skin tone and make it look even more sensuous. You can also try brighter shades if you can handle bold lips.

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