Yes, You Can Wear Red Lipstick!
Maybe memories of wiping Nana's beet-red pucker off your cheek has turned you off of red lipstick. Maybe it's red lipstick's reputation as a bad-girl color. Whatever reason why you're not wearing this timeless hue, it's time to expand your horizons. Red lipstick is making a major comeback, and if you think you can't pull it off, then think again. Depending on the hue you choose, red lipstick is classic, versatile and elegant. Start by considering a few things. Dark lipstick can make lips look thinner, so avoid the hues at the dark end of the spectrum if you're older or have thin lips. If you'll be outside in natural light, then go lighter with a softer shade. For nighttime events, choose something bolder. Women who have striking features such as very dark hair or bright blue eyes can go a little bolder as well. Go easy on your eye makeup if you choose a bold red to avoid makeup overkill. Avoid that lady-of-the-night look by going neutral on your nailcolor as well. Begin applying red lipstick by giving lips a coating of clear balm.