Screen legend Audrey Hepburn famously said, “There is a shade of red for every woman”, vocalising a trend that has inspired many a design greats. Bill Blass and Valentino Garavani have built successful design conglomerates on the alluring properties of this colour. The colour red can instantly change a woman’s demeanour, transforming her from a gawky wallflower to a woman on the prowl. It is no surprise then that so many women of late, are opting for this bold hue when it comes to lipstick shades. A dab of red, and a woman is ready to take on the world, metaphorically speaking of course!
Red, a hot favourite of the beauty industry, can easily be considered as a bestseller for most cosmetics brands when it comes to lipsticks. Every woman has a certain shade of red in her vanity case, a shade that she can rely on for those glitzy night outs or an important dinner. Creative fields such as fashion even give the liberty of wearing red lips to work, so much so that many women have adopted it as a signature, and would probably feel incomplete without it! No one can deny the appeal of perfectly stained red lips.
You can get the perfect red lips by following a few simple steps, a pre lipstick dabbing routine of sorts. To start off with, exfoliate your lips to remove the dead skin cells, you can use a scrub and then clean off with a tissue, after that hydrate your lips with a moisturising balm for long lasting lip color. Allow the balm to sink into your lips for about 10 minutes. Then line the border of your lips with a matching lip liner, which will add volume to your lips and prevent the lipstick from bleeding color. Then comes the all-important step of applying the lipstick. Once that is done, blend the lipstick with a lip brush to get complete precision. Allow it to settle into the lips properly. You can use a tissue dipped in moisturiser to remove any smudges around the lips. After wiping off the smudge marks, you can refine the lipstick color with a lip brush. For the final touch, lightly dab a translucent lip gloss at the centre of your lips, avoiding the edges. So in just two simple minutes, you have yourself a perfect red pout!
Coco Chanel’s iconic philosophy applies to make-up as well. So if you are sporting blood red lips, keep the rest of your face simple. A bit of eye-liner and a hint of eye-shadow are all you need! Red lips work best with black outfits, so ideally opt for an LBD. You can however be a little adventurous and don colors such as tan, electric blue and silver with red lips. Make sure to keep the look simple. Open hair or a no fuss up-do would complement ruby red lips. With a pout that’s as red as yours, it’s only fitting that you go on ahead, and paint the town red!