How to Wear Red Lipstick
The secret lies in the rest of your face. The paler the skin, the
bigger the pop. And you'll want to go light on the eyes and the blush,
otherwise you'll risk looking like a clown. Here's how to do it: Skip
the eyeliner and go only for mascara (black for brunettes, brown for
blondes & redheads), dust your face with powder and your cheeks
with a soft blush. Always line your lips before applying color.
Make sure you pick the correct color for your skin type. If your
complexion is pink, you'll look better in plum shades, while girls with
yellow tones are flattered by warmer reds that have a brown base,
according to celebrity makeup artist Jemma Kidd in the December 2005
issue of Harper's Bazaar.
Great shades of red: Arouse from the Prescriptives Modernista
line.Also try Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Wine With Everything
& Certainly Red.
Extra tip: Pair your red lips with red nails.
Try Sally Hansen Diamond Strength No Chip Nail Color, with real diamond
particles. I like Diamond & Rubies ($4.50).