The Saga of Seductive Red Lipstick

by Zeeba on June 29, 2010 · 11 comments

The Red Lips Saga

The color red is never out of fashion it is a universal classic, it not only exhibits passion and love but it also symbolizes class and sophistication. But still there’s something which holds us back from using it frequently. My question is why? I mean it’s yet another lipstick shade then why do we need to use it seldom? It’s surprising that in the 21st century we women get a little nervous and uncomfortable about trying out new things be it getting into a relationship or simply wearing a red lipstick.

Red Lips

Are you going for a party? Want to turn those heads around? Red lipstick can exactly do that for you. According to many fashion magazines, the color Red is one of those safest shades which are just suitable for all the skin tones, be it dark or fair. There’s nothing more feminine then the color red. And what could be more feminine then a great set of Red lips? When you think Red keep the age factor, the skin type, the face shape aside and simply show-off the shade on your lips. And this timeless shade is available under any price tag or any budget which can be flaunted in any season and at any occasion. 18-Cameron-Diaz-64th-Annual-Golden-Globe-Awards-Beverly-Hilton-January-15-2007

But the one concern while picking the Reds is the shade. You have to be careful on the shade you pick for yourself. There are way too many shades for the Red shade. The shade can be both sexy and disastrous. The latter is very seldom, try Googling “disastrous red lips” you won’t find a single suitable picture. It’s the shade you pick and the way you wear it which makes the lips look sexy and striking. No doubt it can be a bit intimidating at first, but once you pick the right shade, you are ready turn heads.

It’s a myth amongst us that Red doesn’t suit our face and skin. Reds are available in so many textures and shades that each of us can find one which can surely be as alluring and seductive as the color itself. Matte reds, subterranean berry colors, and glossy shades are all available in the market. Consider yourself as a color palette for lip colors and try all the shades you can to pick the most appropriate one. Fair complexions undoubtedly suit better with the Reds whereas deeper skin tones look the best with hues of brown and coppery shades.

Now let me give you a profound idea of applying the shade. Firstly, keep in mind you need not highlight the shade, it is highlighted by itself so keep the rest of the make up light and relaxed with the eye shades and blushes. Red lipstick bleeds, so have a liner lighter than your lip shade as suggested by makeup artist Ashunta Sheriff in an issue of Harper’s Bazaar. Keep the skin pale and see the pop Red gives you. Remember, you need not have a Technicolor appearance on your face. A matte make up is recommended. Beige and sand shades are great for daytime and golds or browns can glitter up the evenings. If you are fair go for the camel or gray shades and silver or deep blue for the evenings. Avoid the liner and opt for thick mascara, or you will look like a vamp from some saas bahu serial.

Now that you have red lips avoid red nails too. Again a vamp look emerges. Black nail paint would do instead. And is you really want to have the lips and nails red, go for the exact shade of both.

Here are few quick suggestions:

Clinique High Impact Lip Colour SPF15 in Red-y to Wear – Steal  Clinique High Impact Lip Colour SPF15 in Red-y to Wear - Steal A long lasting lipstick with SPF15 which comes in 20 different shades if reds.

Chanel Rouge Hydrabase Crème in Fire – Splurge

Chanel Rouge Hydrabase Crème in Fire - Splurge It’s a moisturizing lipstick with vitamin E and gives you a long lasting red that doesn’t fade or smudge.

L’Oreal Color Riche® Star Secrets Lipcolour in Penelope’s Red – Steal

L'Oreal Color Riche® Star Secrets Lipcolour in Penelope's Red

It’s a fostering and Protective Lipcolour which gives a sultry and sexy pout you always wanted.

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte in Red Muse and Red Taboo – Splurge Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte in Red Muse and Red Taboo It’s a tempting silky red hue with an SPF15. Rouge Volupte gives you smoothing and plumping set of lips.

Avon ANEW Youth-Awakening Lipstick SPF15 in Regal Red – Steal Avon ANEW Youth-Awakening Lipstick SPF15 in Regal Red It actually makes your lips look five years younger while proffering a benevolent kissable color.

Lakme Aquashine Lip Color Lakm e Aquashine Lip Colour Glides like velvet to your lips with a soft applicator. It comes in a variety of shades. The reds are a must check.

The Revlon- Matte lipsticks Revlon Matte Lipstick Revlon offers a whole new range of Matte shades; especially the Revlon colorburst shades provide a whole new range of deep reds and browns. It’s a must check again.

So now that you have all that you need to know about reds, what are you waiting for, go and paint the town red!!!

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

rashmi June 29, 2010 at 12:20 pm

i love n lurve reds ….
my fav are revlon’s really red … and mac’s russian red and viva glam I all 3 are too die for
i pair them with goldmine e/s and lots of mascara ….
but i know its too hard to carry reds…

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Rati June 29, 2010 at 1:20 pm

I have only one red lipstick- Viva Glam one . I am still trying to get used to it. grrr… No matter how much I love reds, I think I will take m y time to carry such bold lips.

Cameron Diaz looks so hot , man!

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zeeba June 30, 2010 at 12:45 pm

Rati, you look so beautiful I don’t think so that carrying the red set would be a deal..for you..but then it’s important you are comfortable in what you wear ..so ..we wait for the pictures with red pouts.. :inlove:

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Rima Kaur June 29, 2010 at 1:36 pm

i’ve reserved red for a very, very special day for a very, very special some one. i’ll wear shocking fuchsia and even a deep purple till then, but red can wait for now. ;-)
lovely article! all those tubes are looking very seductive! :-D

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zeeba June 30, 2010 at 12:44 pm

ahem..ahem…mind sharing the occasion……..kidding..all the best……and thanks for complementing my work. :-)

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Rima Kaur June 30, 2010 at 2:56 pm

oh i thought it’s pretty easy to guess the occasion! wedding related, of course!
.-= Rima Kaur´s last blog ..Beneath The Smiles =-.

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neha June 29, 2010 at 2:09 pm

safest are brick reds in mattes
looove love love those!

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Mrunmayee June 29, 2010 at 4:21 pm

I hve A brick red matte lip pencil from Chambor which I wore on my engagement… :inlove: :inlove:

HAve a brick red moisture extreme Mybelline lippie which i used in my toned down red lips tute…. :inlove: :inlove:

And i recently bought the Colorbar Diva lipstick in “Red She Said”- The true, true, matte red!!!! :-* :-* :-* (HINT Jomol style: Review oming soon…. ;-) )

I am not investing in a high end red lippie till I get used to this CB one…. :-* :-*
So yrah… I love Reds!!!!
.-= Mrunmayee´s last blog ..Jovees Gold Eye Contour gel- Review =-.

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Devika Rani June 29, 2010 at 8:26 pm

That YSL one looks interesting…..

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zeeba June 30, 2010 at 12:43 pm

no doubt ..it looks yummmy!!! :p

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zeeba June 30, 2010 at 12:42 pm

its jus in our heads that its hard to carry them off…bt the thing is just like all the other shades red can be comfortably taken..but the occassion must be kept in mind..thats it!!!
:-D

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