If you've been following along recently, you'll know that I am on one major red lipstick kick. I've got you covered on choosing a red based on undertones, picking out cool colors, warm tones, and true reds, and I've even given you tips on how to apply this bold hue with precision. What's left, you ask? How about making it work with the rest of your makeup? For a few easy-to-follow guidelines, read more.
Makeup 101 will tell you to pick a feature to emphasize and play down everything else. Bold eyes = subtle lips. Bold lips = subtle eyes. Follow the rules (and my advice) by checking out my tips on creating a beautifully neutral face centered on daring red lips:
- Eyes — Keep the eye makeup toned down with a soft brown liner and mascara for lighter-haired ladies or a soft black liner and mascara to complement darker hair. Keep the eyeshadow simple and light. Try, Tarte Eyeshadow Duo in North Island ($26), pink-beige shimmer and taupe shimmer or Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Eye Shadow Duo in Taupe Minerals ($6.95).
- Cheeks — A glowy flush is your best bet. I like Bare Minerals Blush in Kiss ($18). Super sex-ay.