Red Is A POWER Color
It grabs your attention and won’t let go, signifying danger or passion and speeding your pulse.
It’s the color of the blood that keeps us alive. Lucky for us ladies, we can harness all that power in one little tube... of lipstick.
Pouty lips painted red with classic red lipstick are a universal beauty icon.
The most glamorous gals have been rockin’ red lips throughout the ages, and there’s no reason you shouldn’t be counted in that number as well.
However, the quest for the perfect shade can be about as traumatic as a trip to the dentist, so let me give you a few tips to take some of the sting out of finding your best true red lipstick.
Finding Your Perfect Red
While I’m not a huge fan of makeup “rules,” I’m sure you’ve heard before that cool skin tones should wear blue and pink based shades, and warm skin tones should wear shades with a golden base.
And then you throw in “neutral” tones, which are said to universally flatter (one color that I’ve found fairly universally flattering is MAC’s Russian Red).
It’s hard to gauge all this tone stuff when face to face with an overwhelming display of lipsticks available as red lip gloss, sheer red lipstick, dark red lipstick, and (occasionally) pushy salespeople.
While knowing that a tomato red will probably look better on your olive-skinned girlfriend than on your own rosy complexion is a good jumping off point, you’re gonna have to test colors out yourself.
Pick three reds that jump out at you, try them on your hand. Out of those three, pick your favorite, and try another three against it.
Red lipstick can be hard to put on and take off over and over, so do your preliminary testing on your arm before graduating to your lips.
Keep in mind that you can vary a bit away from those true reds, and check out some earthier bricks and yummy cranberry shades. There really are so many options, you cannot go wrong!
You can also ease your way into becoming a red-lipped goddess with a sheer cherry red lip gloss. It’ll plump your lips up and give you a wholesome, fresh-faced look. Or try a hint of red with a rosy lip stain.
You don’t have to be a professional makeup artist to apply that amazing shade once you’ve found it, but you can learn their techniques and secrets.
Read our following tips and if you would like to take it a step further Learn How To Do Make Up Like The Professionals Today!