Red lips are the perfect complement to any formal outfit

       
November 29th, 2010 | Contributed by:

Red lips are the perfect complement to any formal outfit When selecting makeup for an elegant ensemble, there are few colors that can pair perfectly with gowns of any hue. However, judging from the glamorous gals at the 2010 Pride of Britain Awards, there is one product that will look great with a multitude of different tones – bright red lipstick.

English pop star and Girls Aloud member Kimberley Walsh walked the red carpet in a crimson-colored gown and sported lipstick to match. The lipstick enhanced Walsh's pout while also creating a cohesive overall look. Fellow Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding painted her pout a similar shade, but wore a dress in a completely different hue – cream.

Pairing a soft-colored gown with a vibrant lipstick directed attention to Harding's face, and the dress' unobtrusive shade didn't compete with the strong lip color. However, can you still rock red lips if your gown is just as bright as your pout?

Yes you can, according to British television personality Jameela Jamil, who wore a yellow dress and scarlet lipstick. Jamil paired the feminine lemon-colored piece with touch black leather booties, creating an edgy look that begged for a burst of bright lip color.

There's the proof – crimson lipstick can perfectly complement a variety of looks, whether you're wearing reds, neutrals or contrasting brights.

       

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