It seems that red lips never go out of style. However, according to the spring 2011 runways, crimson-colored pouts will be hotter than ever in the upcoming seasons.
“It’s a return to that old-fashioned sense of glamour,” celebrity makeup artist Pat McGrath told StyleList.com.
And while some women may feel intimidated by such a bold hue, McGrath insists that red lips can work on any woman, as long as you select the right formula.
“Women have their own idea of what they love, and I recommend wearing red in the way that makes you feel comfortable. Red can be worn as a glaze, a stain, a sheer gloss, a full-on lipstick,” McGrath added.
Whether you opt for a glossy sheer wash of color or a bright, matte lipstick, it’s important to remember to pair your pout with minimal makeup on the remainder of your face. However, this doesn’t mean to neglect your other features completely.
Subtly emphasize your eyes with a nude-colored shadow that boasts a hint of shimmer and brush on a few coats of black or dark brown mascara.
Finally, sweep a sheer blush across your cheeks, but make sure the pigment has the same undertones as your lip color – a warm blush and cool lipstick can be unflattering.