There’s a time to be demure, and then there’s a time to be bold! This holiday season, strike your best pose in the perfect shade of red- red lips that is!
The holiday season is the time to be festive, and red is the go-to color of the season. And with many shades in the spectrum, there’s a plethora of options for any skin tone.
For the fair-toned women, to highlight the light pinks in your skin, go for a more coral-red. Have more yellow undertones? Go for warm brick reds. A cool blue-based red is one that fair tones can pull off fairly easily.
Medium skin tones, from olive to bronze and golden, are the lucky few that can wear almost any shade of red. The key is in application and mixing colors. True bright reds, as well as cranberry, orange , peach, coral, fuchsia, pink, and golden based reds are all colors medium tones can pull off.
Darker skin tones, from rich coco to deeper hues, rock deep wine and burgundy tones, cool toned blue-based reds, even orange bases play off the golden yellow undertones in darker skin. Matte or glossy, the look becomes versatile with whatever you’re in the mood for!
The key, of course, with pulling off whatever shade of red you choose to go with, is application. First is to make sure your pucker is freshly scrubbed and flake free. Once your lips are freshly moisturized, apply a red liner close to the shade of red lipstick you want to wear, then line and fill your lips. The liner acts as a primer and will ensure your lipstick will have long-lasting power. Next is the actual lipstick, and this you want to apply with a lip brush. It gives you the best control and ensures a precise application. Want a lighter flush of color? Use your finger! And finally, use a bit of concealer on the end of a clean lip brush or angled brush to line right outside your lips. This gives a defined and polished look to your lips.
Matte or glossy, bright red to brick-red, and everything in between, one thing to remember is to have fun! Any color is ultimately the right color if it makes you feel good and gives you confidence. So go forth, be bold, be playful, and be CHIC!