Paint the Town, I Mean Your Lips, RED

Fall always beckons a new set of trends, whether it’s fur vs no fur, silhouettes, or prints, but one of my favorite trends for this fall is the reemergence of the red lip. ย Though timeless and classic, the red lip can, and often does, go wrong. ย It may take a little tweaking and forethought at first, but wearing red lipstick can be easy as pie once you get the hang of it.

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The preparation: Make sure that your lips are conditioned when wearing lipstick. ย This general rule will help your lipstick look smoother and last longer.

Don’t forget the first step: LINE THOSE LIPS! ย Lip liner is crucial when wearing red lipstick. ย Liner helps keep the color from bleeding outside of your lips, which means you won’t end up looking like the Joker at the end of a long day. ย Try to match your liner as best as you can to your lip color or go for a neutral lip liner. ย Don’t forget that the color of your lip liner will affect the shade of your final product, so try a few combinations to see what works best for you.

The color: For this fall’s trend, steer clear of the orangey-reds and go for crimson or purple-red shades that complement your complexion. ย These colors tend to be more flattering on most complexions, unlike orangey reds. ย If you want to be a bit daring, try a plum lipstick, but make sure that it isn’t so dark that it makes your face look flushed.

What do you think? Are you going to add some va-va-voom to your fall wardrobe with a red lip?

XOXO,

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