There are few looks more classic than a bold red lip for a night out. This simple swipe of color adds instant elegance and glamor, and can take any woman from drab to fab in mere minutes.
Recently, some of Hollywood’s hottest celebrities have stepped out with smiles painted in a host of red shades. During Paris Couture Fashion Week, Jessica Alba rocked a scarlet-colored pout, while Twilight star Ashley Greene arrived at the 18th annual ESPY Awards wearing bright red lipstick.
Both women, however, seemed to remember the golden rule of donning a bold lip color – each actress paired her red mouth with minimal eye makeup.
Those who want crimson pouts like the stars’ should select a matte lipstick, like Borghese B Moisture Advanced Care Lipcolour in Carnevale Red, as too much shimmer may work against the bold color and create an overpowering look. However, a clear gloss can be slicked on top of the color to keep lips looking luscious.
To ensure that product lasts, and to keep the brightly colored product from bleeding or feathering, apply a lip liner, like Borghese Perfetta Lip Pencil, beneath lipstick.