November 7, 2009

Go ahead and wear RED

Go ahead and wear RED!

It's funny how many people ask me if they can wear red lipstick.
The classic color is both dressy and an eyecatcher depending on how you're going to wear it. There is nothing more beautiful than nice foundation, light blush, very natural eyes with a hint of eyeliner and mascara to bring out your red lipstick. Never try and overdo it on your eyes and your lips at the same time. It's either one or the other.
There are all sorts of faces we identify with red lipstick such as Angelina Jolie, Katy Perry, Dita Von Tesse, Kate Bosworth, Taylor Swift, Cameron Diaz, Snow White, Grace Kelly, Geishas, and many more. Some are sexy, pouty, clean but all make a statement.
Your skintone is what will determine what shade of red works best for you.
Generally warm skin tones should lean towards orange-red warmer tones while cool skin tones should seek blue undertones. Try to find a blush that is a similar shade.
Being that red lipstick tends to bleed, it is best to powder your lips and then line them with lip liner.
If you're afraid to go for a real red lip in the beginning, there are wonderful sheer shades available to get you started.
With the holidays coming up and lots of dressy opportunities, this should be a fun time for you to try something new to change your look.
Voila, enjoy!