Monday, December 19, 2011

How To Choose the Perfect Red Lipstick

Ahh, red lipstick. What a wonderful holiday staple. And what a wonderful headache trying to find your perfect shade. I'm just going to lay down a couple of simple tips to help all you lovely ladies find your holy grail red!

When it comes to red lipstick, finding the right shade is all about the undertones:
Fair-skinned girls should go for bright, blue-reds that really pop against their skin.
Medium toned girls should go for a warm red with a brown base, like a brick red.
Dark-skinned girls should opt for something with coral woven in to accentuate their beautiful coloring.

And always, always, always use a lipliner before you put on lipstick! It doesn't have to match your lipstick exactly, but some kind of a red base all over the lips (not just on the outside) will provide long-lasting coverage and help the color fade evenly instead of splotchy.

So here are my picks for fabulously red lips in ALL seasons, not just the holidays!


Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in 645 Red Revival

Medium skin:

MAC Viva Glam I


MAC Lady Danger Matte Lipstick

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xo Abbey