What kind of a red lip are you?
Now that spring is on its way, the warmer weather does tend to make us feel more daring to play around with different make up and different looks and what better way to help make a statement than WHAM BHAM I have arrived red lipstick! What I love most about red lips is that you can wear minimal make up elsewhere, a bit of mascara and you look so put together and chic and ready to take over the world. Ok, not quite but they do make us feel pretty powerful. Different skin tones suit different types but generally, if you have the right attitude, you can wear any red lipstick that is out there. I love Mac lipsticks as they are quite pigmented and not that expensive and there is a huge range to choose from. Team this with some lip gloss, whatever you love and you are good to go.
Charlize Theron’s celebrity red lip look – This red to me is your classic red signature look with a hint of shine. It suits most people and is easy to wear! Just make sure not to get it on your teeth – haha (definately carry a mirror in your purse when you don this one ladies). This red is a staple to carry around in your make up bag and would look fab for during the spring day’s too.
Anne Hathaway’s celebrity red lip look – VA VA VOOM – this to me is definitely a night out on the town red. It’s leaning towards a darker blueberry red tone and I think its definitely suited to all you gorgeous English rose complexions out there! Will definitely pack a punch and get you noticed!
Rihanna’s celebrity red lip look – Now I love this shade and its quite versatile as can be worn both day and night and it tends to lean towards a more orangy red/coral feel which is definitely great for warmer weather. I think all skin tones will be able to carry this off.
Jessica Chastain’s celebrity red lip look – How pretty! This to me is also another classic red look but slightly pinkier than your typical red with a matte texture similar to Rihanna’s lip color. I do think this type of red looks fab on ladies of any complexion.
Now gorgeous friends, if you want to rock the red look, try and keep your make up minimal as you don’t want smoky eyes teamed with bold lips as yes, we may see models sporting this look in magazines but I am afraid to say that most of us aren’t models and walking around on a Saturday shopping or lunching, we don’t want to scare the kids! Red lips look great with some eyeliner and volumizing mascara, very classy and sexy and it keeps the look clean and fresh.
Have a fabulous red lip day ladies xxx
(Beauty editor, contributing writer and sister of Nicoletta)
Nicoletta Daskalakis is a makeup artist and hair stylist based in Los Angeles.