Choosing that perfect shade of red can seem like a daunting task. I have a 15-minute rule when it comes to picking out that perfect shade of red. You should apply and wear the color for fifteen minutes before deciding if you like it or not. Below are some other great tips I found were very helpful when finding that perfect shade.
Tip 1: Look to the rest of your face.
Keep it simple, the paler the skin, the bigger the pop. Also, remember to go light on the eyes and the blush otherwise you risk looking like a clown.
Tip 2: Line inside the lips
Red lipstick tends to bleed, so fill in the lips with lip liner first, suggests makeup artist Ashunta Sheriff in Harpers Bazaar.
Tip 3: Pick the right shade of red
If your complexion is more on the pink side, you will need a more plum based shade, while people with yellow tones are flattered by warmer reds that have a brown base, according to celebrity makeup artist Jemma Kidd in Harper’s.
Tip 4: Blending is key
Few professionals ever stick to one shade of lipstick, they tend to blend a few to create that perfect custom color just for you. Experiment with the lipstick shades you have on hand to create the perfect shade of red.
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