Photography: Alex Caley
This spring’s most anticipated beauty trend belongs on your lips. Striking red lips is the eternal make up staple that will make the finest of statements with just your lips alone. It is this seductive yet chic color of vibrant red that will give you that finishing touch of confidence with every look. Bold, matte lips accentuates your femininity by enhancing your natural features and mysteriously, dramatizing your passionate sensuality. Red symbolizes passion and strength and will instantly attract attention to your sensational beauty. This color will make you stand out and give you the self-assurance you have always wanted when you walk into a room.
So here is the perfect way to wear that red lipstick and let your kissable lips demand attention. First, make sure your lips are moisturized by frequently applying lip balm to keep your lips soft and smooth. Dry, cracked lips will absolutely ruin your overall look.
Next, choose the proper color that enhances your natural features and also matches your skin tone. If you are fair-skinned, go for a red with a more pinkish undertone. If your complexion is more olive, go for the true red colors for it will be the perfect shade to compliment the rest of your face. If you have a darker complexion then use a more burgundy-red with warmer undertones.
The last tip to remember is to keep the rest of your face very subtle. Red lips stand out best when the rest of the face is lighter with just a hint of color. The best way to achieve a natural yet sexy look is to let the lips be the center point. Apply a light-colored eye shadow with lengthening mascara and a soft touch of pink blush to the face. Stay away from eyeliner or anything too dark and heavy around the eyes.
Don’t be afraid to let your lips do the talking this season, for others will be talking about you.