Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Red Hot Trend

Red Lipstick is a classic look that will never go out of style.  We have seen red lips on many red carpets and runways in 2008 and 2009. We will continue to see them on Fall 2009 runways.  Most people shy away from this hot color thinking that it may not look right with their complexion.  The key is not having the right complexion, but knowing what shade of red goes with your skintone.  Red lip color comes in many different shades and hues.  Visit your local make-up counter and ask a professional make-up artist to help you find the "red" that's right for you.

Kelly Rowland wearing red lipstick at a recent red carpet event.

Actress has rocked this look more than once and has pulled it off each and every time.

Christina Aguilera looks elegant in red lips.

Hayden Panettiere gives off a classic look with her red lips.

Heidi Klum

Rihanna has successfully pulled off this look many times


Rashida Jones

Most cosmetic lines carry many different red lipstick shades.  Here are a few to get you started:

Nars - Jungle Red
Yves Saint Laurent - Red Muse
Chanel - Fire

Now before you run out all eager to try this new look, there are a few "red lipstick" rules that must be followed in order to successfully pull this look off. Check 'em out below.

Tips for applying red lipstick:
  1. Moisturize your lips with your favourite balm; this will prevent the lipstick from looking dry.
  2. Always use lip liner, red lipstick for some reason has a tendency to bleed and feather and using a lipliner will help prevent that. While you're at it, fill in your entire lip area with the pencil, this will give the lipstick something to adhere to and will help it last longer.
  3. When applying red lipstick, use a lip brush to fill in your lips, and blot with a tissue. Apply a second coat for more intensity and blot once again.
  4. The last step is SMILE-you never know when your front teeth have taken a bite out of your red lipstick.

1 comment:

Yakini said...

Rihanna looks GREAT with that red lipstick.... we are close in complexion, i wonder what brand/shade she is wearing? Hmmmm, i may just try to pull this off yet for my next birthday!