Now that it’s December, we are gearing up for holiday parties. Perhaps it’s time to dare yourself to wear RED lipstick.
It’s no secret that my favorite color is red. If I could paint my house red without standing out like a sore thumb, I would. I think I’ll save red for the fashion and beauty section and leave my house as is.
Red lipstick is classic and timeless. Wearing red lipstick is the simplest way to achieve a high fashion look. According to Beauty Empowerment author/speaker Ungenita Prevost, selecting the right color of red isn’t a simple task. Prevost tells us red lipstick, if not worn properly, can send out the wrong message. She offers these suggestions for looking red-hot at the holidays.
One Color Doesn’t Fit All – Choosing the right shade is the way to distinguish classy from trashy.
- Very Pale Skin Tones – Think Nicole Kidman in Chanel. She pulls it off with shades that are lighter and have pink undertones for instant Hollywood Glamour on that special occasion.
- Light to Medium Skin Tones – Selma Hayek wears red well in fact being in the light to medium skin tone you can pull off a true fire engine red to look classic and beautiful day or night.
- Darker/Bronze Skin Tones – Go with a deep red shade with burgundy undertones. Look sultry and sexy the next time you have a night on the town.
Let Your Lips Be The Star of The Show – Less is more when it comes to the rest of your face makeup when wearing red. When wearing bright red lipstick, skip the eyeliner and blush. Bat your eyelashes with mascara in black if you have dark hair or in brown if you have lighter hair.
Strike A Pose – You will look like a fashion model, so make the most of your smile by having whiter teeth. Stop by your local drug store and pick up a teeth-whitening product. If your teeth are stained, a tint with blue undertones will brighten your smile. Avoid tints with yellow tones, as they will enhance the stains in your teeth.
You’ve Got The Look – Remember, red lips are part of your wardrobe. They shouldn’t compete with your outfit. Red works best with classic styles such as the little black dress, a white pantsuit, or neutral blazer with jeans. If your outfit is too flashy, it will clash with your lips & could tip your style meter to trashy instead of classy.
To Draw or Not to Draw The Line – Pair you lipstick with a liner that matches your natural lip color and fill in your lips. This will stop your lipstick from bleeding and running. Apply your lipstick then blot with a tissue. Makeup artist recommend dusting your lips with a translucent powder so you can go from day to night.
What’s Matte Got To Do With It – Now that you know what your shade is & how to wear it. Buy a matte version of your favorite color red for more formal looks. If you want to look less formal, glossy is the way to go.
This beauty post was contributed by Ungenita Prevost. Prevost was named the Tony Robbins of Beauty. Visit her at www.thebilliondollarbeauty.com