The quickest (and easiest) way to change up your makeup look is with a swipe of vivid lip color. Whether you opt for something classic like red or go for something fun like fuchsia or tangerine, we had MAC senior artist Luc Bouchard teach us the tricks to mastering pigmented lip color.
With her sophisticated crop, flawless complexion, and doe-eyed makeup, Anne Hathaway looks like she could be Audrey Hepburn's twin. And at yesterday's Les Misérables premiere, Anne's classic beauty shone through; the actress walked the red carpet in glistening eye shadow and a ruby-red lip look. "We wanted Anne to look slick and chic in her hometown of NYC," said Chanel celebrity makeup artist Kate Lee, who created Anne's palette for the evening. Mission accomplished.
To get Anne's exact lip color, Lee mixed a trio of the brand's lip shades to get just the right hue: Rouge Allure in Rouge Noir ($34), a black red; Rouge Allure Velvet in La Somptueuse ($33), a deep, warm red; and Rouge Allure in Palpitante ($34), a raspberry red.
Three may be a crowd when it comes to dating and apartment living, but it when it comes to lip color, three's a winner. The reason is because the warm and cool shades form a neutral tone, while the deep red shade gives it all some backbone and edge. So the next time you can't seem to get your lip color your ideal shade, try this warm, cool, and dark technique.
Update a classic red lipstick look with a bold, matte hue this holiday season. "There's nothing more passionate than red," says Pat McGrath, Procter & Gamble's Global Creative Design Director, who created the look above for the Spring 2013 Prada runway. Find out her insider tips to modernizing this makeup staple when you read more.
OK, so red makeup has been around since the beginning of beauty time. But this season's runways showed a few new ways to wear the classic beauty trend. From far-out color combinations to red eye shadow, these innovative options will inspire you to revamp the red makeup you already own. Here are 10 fresh ways to incorporate brick, scarlet, and oxblood shades into your seasonal routine.
Although red lipstick is always a popular color, it gets a lot more love come Fall. Case in point: these three ladies who were all fans of the shade this week. Naomi Campbell paired her scarlet lipstick with some gloss and heavy bangs, while Sophia Bush opted for a matte shade and soft waves. And Janelle Monáe stunned in her signature vintage look, complete with bright red lipstick. This cherry-red color is always a good choice, but who wore it best this week?
From beauty to fashion, oxblood is shaping up to be one of Fall 2012's biggest colors, as ever-the-trendsetter Lauren Conrad recently showcased. Decked out on her signature, winged-out eyeliner and a retro-red lip look, Lauren topped her vintage-meets-modern style off with ombré highlights and smooth, old-school waves.
To get just the right shade of crimson, celebrity makeup artist Amy Nadine layered Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge in Iconic ($24), a bright red, over the brand's Aqua Rouge in Burgundy ($24). While glossy, the highly pigmented colors combine to make a full-of-depth hue that lasts and lasts. Added Nadine, "No need to reapply throughout the night — not even once."
Some women avoid red lipstick for fear they'll be stereotyped as a lady of the evening. While that may be an old-fashioned viewpoint on wearing crimson-tinged lips, other women steer clear of red lipstick for other reasons, whether it's the feeling of being overexposed or the uncertainty of picking the right shade. But it doesn't have to be that way. Master three ways for making the bold, classic pigment work for you this coming season — whatever your comfort level — when you read more.
Smiling in her brick red lipstick, Selita Ebanks is already gearing up for Fall makeup trends. She wore the cinnamon color with a well-matched Winter white blazer in the Moët & Chandon Suite at the US Open last night. To keep the focus on her standout lips, Selita's makeup palette remained neutral (save for some sultry eyeliner). Mimic this chestnut shade with a matte lip color like Nars Amsterdam ($25). To prevent any possible lipstick migration, try Dior's Universal Lip Liner ($30). The pencil goes on clear so you don't have to worry with finding the perfect color match.
Having a fresh face doesn't mean that you have to leave off the lipstick. Bold, brilliant lip colors were all over the runways at shows like Jason Wu, Christian Dior, and Anna Sui. In this video, David Hernandez, Pro Educator for Make Up For Ever, shows us what it takes to create a clean, on-trend look with a pop of color.
This season we've seen an abundance of rich, highly pigmented nails, such as blue-as-the-sea polishes and taxicab-yellow lacquers. And while these bold and bright shades may be in high demand, classic red is still holding its own, especially when worn with its natural pairing, red lipstick. So when it comes to red on red, let's take a look at some different ways to wear it, from demure to cool and everything in between.