How to Wear Red Lipstick – Special Guest Post by Kim Willington

Red lipstick creates a classic and dramatic look for most women. However, if you don’t wear red lipstick correctly it can cause you to appear older than you really are.  Read further for tips on ‘How to Wear Red Lipstick“.

Choosing the Right Shade:

A red is not just a red. Different shades complement different complexions. If you have a pinkish complexion, you should pick a red that has a plum shade. If you have a complexion with yellow tones, you should choose reds that have a brown base.

Be Age Appropriate:

Bright and bold reds are more suitable for younger women. Those shades can highlight the signs of aging and make women look older than they are. Older women should choose lighter tones that are more flattering.  However there are exceptions.

Tone Down Makeup:

Vibrant red lips do not look good with bold and dramatic eye makeup and blush. Instead, you will look overdone. Wear muted eye makeup and subdued blush.  Let your lipstick make a statement on its own.

Here’s to choosing the right shade of crimson!

*Kim Willington is a freelance writer and researcher for In her spare time, she enjoys antiquing and taking long walks with her retriever, Spencer.


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