Nothing is sexier than a striking red lip. From old sultry Hollywood pinups to modern scientific studies on what men prefer, both favor ladies in red. However, not every complexion is flattered by the classic red. Facial Flex® has taken the guesswork out of what red is best for what skin tone. You can rest assured that you will sparkle at your next holiday party with the perfect red lipstick for your skin tone.
Fair skin can have pink undertones, when they do lips pop with vivacious blue-based crimson reds. Contrast your luminous light skin tone with a bright and youthful note of cherry red and keep the rest of your makeup simple and clean. A light dusting on the apple of the cheeks with a pink blush, a brusque black liner and blackish black mascara is all you need.
Allure suggests L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Lipcolour in British Red or Chanel Rouge Coco Hydrating Crème Lip Colour in Paris
Cranberry Reds also flatter fair complexions. Rich ruby reds warms porcelain skin tones and adds a little more sophistication.
Allure picks Tom Ford Lip and Cheek Stain in Tainted Love or CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lipstick in Tempt.
For an even deeper hue of scarlet, winey reds add a deep and striking contrast to fair skin. Hints of violet radiate your skin while brick and brown reds dull fair complexions.
Allure prefers Maybelline New York Color Sensational Lipcolor in Plum Perfect or Giorgio Armani Beauty Rouge Ecstasy in Night Viper.
Medium Skin Tone
Orange-y-reds vividly add vibrancy to warm shades of skin. Some shades of red have hints of both blue and orange undertones to counteract the yellow tints with orange-y reds that are difficult to pull off.
Allure advocates for Revlon ColorBurst Lipstick in True Red or Dolce & Gabbana Voluptuous Lipstick in Italian Monica.
Go darker with blackberry. Purple hues deliver sophistication especially with a berry blush creamy swipe over the apples of your cheeks.
Allure recommends Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pure Shine Sheer Lipstick SPF 15 in Wild Blackberry or Clarins Rough Prodige True-Hold Colour and Shine Lipstick in Blackberry
Dark skin tone can handle the punch of tangerine shades. Go bold and stain the lips first with a matte lip liner the same color and make sure to push the liner into the lips to fill the entire lip area. Apply a velvety mandarin lipstick over the liner and then dab in with your index finger. Reapply another coat of lipstick and then lightly blot with a tissue. The multiple layers of color will set in place even after a couple of cocktails at your holiday gathering.
Allure favors Revlon Moon Drops Lipstick in Orange Flip or Givenchy Le Rouge in Mandarin Bolero.
Shades like deep maroons and bright young inspired doses of raspberry also flatter dark complexions. Bold and elegant blue undertones blend well with soft, shimmery nude makeup. The season’s metallic gold lids and bold brows are the perfect combination.
Allure advises Cle de Peau Beaute Extra Rich Lipstick in 308 or Black Radiance Perfect Tone Lip Color in Elderado Red.
Add clear gloss to raspberry lipsticks for a youthful look. Allure suggests Wet n Wild MegaLast Lip Color in Cherry Picking or Avon Ultra Color Rich Lipstick in Berry, Berry Nice.
Nothing flatters the face faster than the perfect shade of crimson lips. Go bold at your next holiday festivity, picking just the right holiday red and make sure Facial-Flex® is also a part of your daily routine. Facial-Flex® provides the needed muscle stimulus to trim, tone and tighten your skin. Treat yourself for the holidays by purchasing a Facial-Flex® device today. It takes just eight weeks which is ample time to start the New Year looking your most radiant. Get started now and order your Facial-Flex® device online at www.facialflex.com.