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How to wear Red Lipstick

Hello Gals! How’s the week coming around?

Posts will be a little slow this week & next as I prepare for my cousin’s wedding. While I have been getting my clothes in order for the events, I have also been mentally trying to line up the makeup I would wear with each, which I discovered is not such an easy task.

Since I mostly wear makeup to office – it tends to be quite routine – simple, neutral lipstick. Brown eye shadow paired with eyeliner. I tend to stay off dramatic shades like red lips or smoky eyes.

But dressing up since the past few days has made me realize that sometimes a bit of co-ordination between the makeup & your clothes can really help you shine! So here are some guidelines on Red Lipstick – which clothes to sport them with.

Please keep in mind that these are just my guidelines, please feel free to experiment & stick to your own gut feel when it comes to makeup.

Wear red lipstick when

1.      You are wearing white/black clothes or even neutral shades like navy blue

2.      It looks especially nice when paired with denim jeans & a white tee / white salwar kameez – dresses up the entire look or even a black sari.

3.      When you plan to wear a deep pink/red blush – try NYX Red Cheeks

4.      Use simple browns/greys on your eyes.

Avoid red lipstick

1.      When you are wearing red or pink – too much matchy/matchy (unless you are wearing a black/white coat on top of the red)

2.      When you are doing smokey eyes – too much going on. Also please don’t pair it with blue eyeshadow. Not nice.

3.      When you are wearing pink/peach blushes – it clashes according to me.

Most of you must be aware that our skin tends to be either warm or cool tones & the best way to get a red lipstick to suit you is to get it in a shade that matches your tone. Below are some shades that might suit you when looking for your perfect red

Cool reds
  • L’Oreal Color Riche Classic Wine
  • L’Oreal Color Riche Au Currant
  • Revlon Super Lustrous Cherries in the Snow lipgloss
  • Revlon Super Lustrous Certainly Red
  • Revlon colorburst  lipstick in True Red
  • Maybelline Color Sensational Very Cherry
  • Maybelline Color Sensational Are you Red-dy?
Warm Reds
  • Revlon Colorburst lipstick Crimson
  • L’Oreal Color Riche British Red
  • Revlon Super Lustrous Ravish Me Red
  • L’Oreal Color Riche True Red
  • Maybelline Color Sensational Summer Sunset
  • Maybelline Color Sensational Red Revival
  • Maybelline color sensational lipgloss in Cranberry cocktail
What are your favourite reds & which clothes do you pair them with?

Comments

  1. i love cranberry cocktail sooooo much...its my favourite red lipglosss...

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  2. hey nice post, havent seen the maybelline cranberry cocktail, will have a look soon...
    and enjoy the wedding

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  3. I dont wear reds that much.but thanks a bunch for the list of warm and cool reds, will be checking out warm reds for sure!

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  4. i will keep in mind d list of warm reds now!

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  5. Wow Tanveer, great post. Its a little tricky to wear a red lippie but you have simplified it with your tips and recommendations. Thanks a ton dear :)

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  6. I don't wear red but sometimes we have to wear red for matching...you have given a nice list for red lippies. thanks.

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  7. Great tips, Tanveer! I've always been hesitant to apply red lipstick, and the only time I applied it was at a cousin's wedding. But now, I'll try to use it more. :-)

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  8. Dont have the confidence to carry a red... :( i saw ur pics on FB though (the one Jugnu taged)

    wow you are glowing!!!! :D

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  9. Nice post Tanveer! Red lips are quite a trend this season! I have Revlon Colorburst in 'Crimson' and I've worn it with red T-shirt with a brown corduroy jacket/blue jeans and black liner and on another occasion for my photo tutorial on my blog on how to wear bold lips with a blue skivi http://wp.me/p1h19o-3f .
    Just a small correction here..I hope you don't find it offensive..Revlon CB 'Crimson' is a cool red and 'True red' is a warm red.

    Cheers,
    Ankita

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  10. I am too wary of red..never worn it..but want 1 perfect red..will check out d warm reds...thanks for the list...!!

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  11. I have 3 or 4 red lippies. But I'm too much of a chicken to wear it :P. I'm really trying to work up the courage to wear it.

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  12. I have revlon crimson only and it suits my warm skin tone :)

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  13. LOve it Tanveer. I so love reds! the chart is quite good. Now I'll go to the store and get what I don't have in my collection. :> :>

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  14. Nice post...n the list is awesome! I've been thinking about getting more red lippies :D. I usually wear red lips with white/grey/black

    ♥xx♥

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  15. @PnB: It is my fav red night time lip gloss too!

    @Retnu: Thks :)

    @IMW: Yup, you generally wear pinky browns :)

    @Vanity: I hope it helps you

    @Beautydiva: Thks! :D

    @Rakhshanda: yea, there are some people who carry off red effortlessly - with any outfit - unfortunately I am not one of those, so this post came out of looking for my red :)

    @Speakingchic: I hope you enjoy it :)

    @Anks: thks a lot :D

    @Corallista/Ankita: Nice to know you like red as well. Hmm, no I don't find your correction offensive at all :D, we all make mistakes right?, but I stand by what I have mentioned in the post. Revlon Crimson is a warm red with slight orange undertones, True Red is a cool red - it has cool berry/blue undertones. At least that is how they appear to me, when i swatch them. The list is purely based on my opinion.

    @Bhumika: LOL! I hope you find the courage to wear them

    @Poohkie: So what do you do with those lippies? Use them as a stain - just apply with a finger tip - that should help you slowly start wearing them :)

    @Anamika: I have seen pics of you in that Crimson & you look awesome Anks! Crimson is a warm toned red with orange undertones so it wld look good on most Indian women.

    @Nivedita: Thks :)..

    @CZ: Thks :).. Red lippies look awesome on you CZ, as we saw in a recent post :D

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  16. Hello,

    Now that's the kind of list i was looking for around a year back for my sis's wedding. That's the only time I wore a red lipstick, and had picked up a MAC one and a Revlon (latino kiss)...dont remember the MAC one - and I think very few people manage to carry off red...esp Indian skin tones, also have fun at the cousin's wedding!

    Anamika K, www.purebotanicalcare.com

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  17. "a red lip, like the girl that wears it, is never boring"-lauren santo domingo.

    great post, amazing tips!

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  18. The only time I remember wearing Red was on my wedding :P
    But now I'd love to experiment with it..for drama sake for special occasions !
    Ur list will come handy in selecting one.

    http://huesofpink.blogspot.com

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  19. Hi,
    I will appreciate your help in knowing if someone with a yellowish skin tone can carry off a red lipstick? I would like to add a little colour to my attire but due to my yellow skin tone that tans very fast, I have been a little vary about trying one...

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