Since it is Valentineâ€™s Day and love is in the air, I thought that it would be the perfect day to rock a red lip. Red lips are in girls and it is a gorgeous look paired with a really nude eye and glowing skin.
Red lips are constantly a struggle for most girls because there are so many variations of red lipsticks that it is hard for most to find one that compliments their skin tone.
So letâ€™s find the right red lipstick for you. Itâ€™s easy and I am going to show you how.
First thing’s first: what is your undertone? Turn your wrist around and look at the underside of your arm. That is the best place to see your skin tone. I am very fair and I have a cool pink undertone. I rarely tan and if I do it is always a burn first (I know, donâ€™t be jealous). An example of someone with this skin tone would be Megan Fox. If you fall under this category you will need a blue based red. I recommend MACâ€™s Dubonnet or Spice It Up.
For those of you beach bronzed babes with a yellow undertone like Penelope Cruz and Nicole Kidman, you would want a warm red with a yellow base. These tend to be a little brighter but can brighten up a sallow skin tends to happen in the cold months. My favesâ€¦MACâ€™s Ladybug or Russian Red.
For those of you who donâ€™t want to dive into the deep end just yet there are a ton of red lip stains and glosses that will give you a hint of red and a lot of shine. Check out Cover Girl lip stain in Wild Berry Wink or Nars Bad Education.
Once you find the perfect red remember these tips:
1. Always exfoliate your lips. I do it every night by brushing my lips with my toothbrush.
This will prevent featheringâ€¦you know, like the way your grandmotherâ€™s lipstick looks right as she goes in for a biiiiiig kissïŠ
2. Line your lips. Usually lip lining isnâ€™t necessary if you are wearing a nude or sheer lip but it is a must with reds. Because most reds are highly pigmented it has a tendency to run, so letâ€™s save the Joker look for Halloween.
3. Gloss. This is the perfect cherry on a red lipstick sundae. I like to keep it simple with a clear gloss so I stay true to the lipstick. You only need a small dab in the center and not on the entire lip or it will make your lipstick slide.
Thatâ€™s it for this time girls, wear your red lips and be proud. If you are uncertain about your undertone send your pictures or questions to [email protected] and I will find the perfect shade for you. Good Luck!!
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