Whether you have a penchant for wearing red lipstick or you’re a novice when it comes to the pigmented world of lip tints, we’re here to tell you there is absolutely a perfect color for everyone. Of course neutral shades will always have their moment, but in the lead up to wedding season, graduation and warm weather parties, you need to find a bold color that you can own ASAP. Whether it’s a bright coral, rose pink, mod mauve or classic red - your soulmate is out there!
When choosing a coral red, go with a shade that has a blue base if you have pink tones in your skin or one with a yellow base if you have olive skin. Keep the rest of your makeup fresh since this color is a bold statement on its own.
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If you are hooked on nude lipstick a good segue into the world of color is rose pink. Still reluctant to branch out? Try doing a sheer rose pink to test the waters.
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If you tend to wear smoky eye makeup or want to experiment with bright eye shadow, mauve may be your best bet to keep the look glamorous, but not over the top. For a modern look, find a mauve lipstick with a matte finish.
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Nothing says chic like classic red lipstick. Be sure to keep your blush to a minimum and go with slightly tousled hair to make the look feel effortless.
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