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.
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. 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:
Chanel Rouge Hydrabase Crème in Fire – Splurge
L’Oreal Color Riche® Star Secrets Lipcolour in Penelope’s Red – Steal
It’s a fostering and Protective Lipcolour which gives a sultry and sexy pout you always wanted.
So now that you have all that you need to know about reds, what are you waiting for, go and paint the town red!!!