Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Lip Tip #2--Choosing the Right Red

Reese Witherspoon is always pretty and classy.! This fall bold red lips are "in", does red lipstick ever go out of style? Always a classic sophisticated look, choosing the right red can be tricky. Last week we talked about how to prep your lips now let's talk the right red for you!

Many women are afraid of red lipstick, I know I was for the longest time. Wearing red is all about your skin's undertones;

Fair skintones look best in Poppy Red or Orange
Medium and olive skin can wear Fire Engine Reds
Deep Brick and Burgundy are pretty on dark skin and Fushica works for everyone.

Cooler skin should opt for plum shades and warmer skintones look better in brown based reds.

Don't know your skintone? Try this: look at the veins on the underside of your wrist, blue veins are usually cool, green veins warm.

If taking the plunge to red lips is a bit daunting, try a sheer gloss to ease in. Cover Girl TruShine lipsticks are actually a gloss in stick form, Fireshine, Valentine Shine, and IncrediFull Lipcolor is Maximum Red are all good choices, Chanel Glossimer in Spark works on most skintones.