One of the most feared trends in beauty is a bright red lip. It makes a statement and can be super sexy but also has the potential to go terribly wrong (stained front teeth anyone?)
Our first attempts at a red lip often fail miserably for a number of avoidable reasons, and so many women stand by the fact that they can’t pull off the trend. We are here to tell you that you can. Done correctly, everyone looks good in red.
Your first mistake is selecting the wrong tone of red. A cool red that may look great on your tanned friend may give you less than glowing results if you are on the paler side of the spectrum. Test some products against your face and see what works. There is no universally flattering color, but Lancomes Rouge Definition Lipstick comes pretty close.
Found your perfect shade? Now this is where it gets tricky. A bright red lip demands attention, and so requires an outfit that compliments it without stealing the spotlight.
Check out these 3 outfits we have put together for you...
1. Vintage Inspired:
Channel old school starlets like Marilyn Monroe and Dita Von Teese by pairing your red lip with curve hugging skirts and kitten heels. Keep it in this era by ditching the pin curls for a sleek low bun and a monotone color palette.
2. Girls Night:
Go all out and match the attitude of the red lip with a slinky little number. Feeling bold? Match the red to your dress and keep your other accessories nude.
3. Modern Hipster:
Take the red lip into every day casual territory by pairing it with classic pieces like a striped tee and blue denim. Throw your hair into a messy top-knot and you have reached model off duty level chic.