a red, red rose.....
red is hotter than ever. And what better way to incorporate red
than in your makeup? Red is one of the most dramatic makeup colors
you can wear. It gets attention, you stand out in the crowd, and
it's also the most misused, misunderstood color in the makeup
the mystery out of red.
The first thing we think of is red lips. Yet, it can either look
great, or horrible. What red works for you? An easy way to tell
is to really look at that shade of lipstick.
have an undertone, or a color that
is seen underneath the red. In red lipsticks, it can only be an
or brown (neutral)
and orange undertones
make red lipstick warm in tone, and work great for nearly all
skin tones. It warms up the complexion, makes the skin tone look
Pink, blue and purple
undertones make the tone cool, and look best on those with
light skin and cool undertones to their hair and skin.
are considered universal, because they look great on everyone.
What would look
best on you?
Look at your skin tone,
but ignore any red in your skin. Red is considered a discoloration,
not a skin tone. The more yellow or brown you see in your skin,
the more likely you'll like the warmer tones.
Is there an absence
of yellow, or are you fairly pale? You'll like the cool undertones.
Still not sure? Then
decide on the characteristic of the color you like better.
Warm colors always
look softer, lighter, more romantic.
will always look dramatic, sharp, clear.
kind of a look are you looking for?
The newest way to
wear red lipstick? Dabbed on as a tint with a slick of gloss over
it, and without that precision lip line. More natural, and more
Red is also hot for
blush, but in a soft, see-through way. Applied on the apples of
the cheeks always looks fresh, healthy, happy.
Smile, and dab a dot
of red lipstick or cream blush. Blend in a circular motion, toward
your ear. Set with a dusting of loose powder if needed.
by red? Play it safe. Stick to one favorite feature, and keep
the rest nude, soft, shimmering. And pretty soon, red will be
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