Go red go! Even if you don't celebrate Christmas, red is a fun, bright, and festive look that maybe you wouldn't try if it were another time of year. Right now we all know that red is in the air....so get yourself red hot for the holidays! These glosses make a more subtle statement than red lipsticks because they are more sheer.
Dior Addict Plastic Gloss in Electrifying Red, $23.50, is a beautiful and brilliant gloss that doesn't hint around the fact that it's red. It's a thick and highly pigmented color that will leave your lips looking full and incredibly shiny. Dior's claim to fame is creating this wet "vinyl like" look so be prepared to turn some heads!
Bourjois Rouge Hyperfix, $16, is a double gloss! One side is a ten hour, semi-permanent lip cream that dries instantly and will keep your lips locked in with color. The other side is a sheer gloss containing silicone to add shine and vavoom! Start with the creamy side first and then apply the transparent topcoat. Even I was surprised how long this gloss lasts. This is a great gloss choice for when you are at a party and won't be able to reapply often.
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The pin-up girl has gone mainstream, and red lips are red-hotter than ever before. Though Christina Aguilera is best known for this look, a number of young Hollywood celebs, including Lindsay Lohan, are wearing these very adult lips. Earlier today, I told you about five of my picks for the best red lipsticks, but before you rush out and buy one, keep in mind that wearing this shade right can be tricky. Here are some helpful tips for choosing the right shade and applying it just right.
Step 1: Choosing the Right Shade
If you have a warm olive or dark skin-tone, you will want to look for a shade of red with orange or coral undertones. For those of you with cool (fair) skin-tone, you will want to look for a shade of red with blue or pink undertones. Something to note, however, is that deep brick reds can be worn by almost anyone, because the brownish color is so neutralizing.
Step 2: Applying It Right
To get perfect red lips, start by lining them evenly with a lip liner and dotting concealer or powder around the edge of your lips, so that the color doesn't bleed. Also, it helps to powder your lips before applying the lipstick, which will help the effect last longer.
The ultimate pin-up girl has gone mainstream, and red lips are red-hotter than ever before. All of the young Hollywood celebs, including Lindsay Lohan and Christina Aguilera are wearing these very adult lips, but to get the look, you'll need good materials. (Tune in later today to learn how to find and apply the right color for you.) Here are some of my favorite red lipsticks.
Clinique Different Lipstick in Angel Red is amazing. It deliciously smooth and comfortable with medium coverage that won't stain your lips. (Fun fact: Nicole Kidman actually wore this shade in the movie Moulin Rouge.) Buy it here for $14.
MAC Cosmetics Lipstick in Ruby Woo has been reviewed on countless blogs as hands-down the best vivid bluish-red lipstick on the market. It stays on forever and won't feather or cake. Runner up to Ruby Woo is Russian Red, an intense matte bluish red that was specifically designed for Madonna. Buy them here for $14.
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We know everyone has their opinions about LL, but you have to admit that she sure works hard at looking perfect for her many public appearances. Check out LL here at the Grand Opening of Social Hollywood in support of African Outreach. She pairs a classic white look with a shocking shade of red lipstick that is guaranteed to get her noticed. Sometimes finding that perfect shade of red is difficult but when you find the right one, you know others wont forget it.
Since celebrities usually have their make-up professionally done for these big events, it's pretty hard to tell what exactly they are wearing. However, we think we can make a fairly educated guess. To see what we think LL might be wearing, read more