Chanel’s Coromandel Red seems to be a favorite among the group of modern-day swans that includes Kate Schelter.
Here we see Kate looking radiant as she and her husband Chris Schumacher expect the birth of their first child.
Kate graciously agreed to share her red lipstick trick for a flawless application.
“I love a matching nail and lip in Chanel Coromandel, the perfect orange-red, it has a warm, rich cast and a lovely, luscious texture and the signature Chanel lipstick rose scent I love. Red lips bring out the blue in my eyes, so I don’t need to wear as much makeup. It’s the perfect no-makeup make-up” – Kate Schelter, Stylist, Creative Director Kate Schelter LLC, Owner
Kate’s Red Lipstick Tip:
“Swipe some Burt’s Bees lip balm (to prevent creasing and outlining), fill in red, and kiss a napkin between your lips (to prevent from getting on teeth.) Reapply as needed to avoid a red “lip-liner” effect.”
If I manage to look half as beautiful as Kate, than this is one lipstick I’m going to have to try!
Red Lipstick for generations has attracted admirers, it’s a come-hither hue that commands respect and get’s you noticed.
Red pouts have been favored by princesses, movie stars, prime ministers and stylish women all around-the-world.
The best red lipstick application will always be the Parisian way of wearing your favorite crimson, with minimal makeup, but the rules have changed thanks to a sleuth of makeup artists that created innovative techniques that compliment a variety of skin tones.
1. There isn’t ONE perfect shade of red for every woman – There are so many gorgeous shades suitable for every skin tone. The objective is to try on as many as possible and look in the mirror, which shade makes you look brighter, fresher, more radiant.
2. Keep Your Options Open – Sometimes the texture of a red lipstick can be intimidating, there are many new formulations of red, there are glosses, stains, tints, glazes, matte, sheers and shimmers.
3. Change Things Up by switching your traditional black eyeliner for a white iridescent eye liner, this will create a more modern approach to wearing red.
4. Try a Nude Lip Pencil instead of a red lip pencil,this will make your cupids bow noticeable and you may get to skip the botox.
5. Wear a Smokey Eye – you can wear full-on makeup, it needs to be applied correctly and blended, my advice is to visit your favorite counter and take a class, they are complimentary with any two item purchase.
6. Try colored Mascara like Purple, Grey or Green, this will add more depth and texture to your favorite red pout.
7. Go Ombre with your reds by using different shades of crimson, add lip gloss to create dimension.
My friend Michele Burke created an easy guide to help steer us in the right direction.
Michele’s Red Lipstick Tips
Warm skin tones: Have greenish-blue veins and creamy-white teeth, they look best in Fire engine reds, watermelon, oranges and nectarines. For pink reds I recommend coral, tangerine, peach or salmon.
Cool skin tones: Have bluish veins and their teeth are usually blue/white or gray/white they can wear maroon, burgundy, fuchsia or raspberry reds, anything with a pink undertone.
Keeping Your Red Lipstick From Turning:
My friend Alphonse over at Musebeauty.pro says that when looking for a lip color, place it on your pointing finger tip. Press thumb against the middle of finger to have the blood rush to the tip. This will mimic a shade closer to one’s natural lips. Also applying lip color on the back of your hand has a different base than natural lip color, that is why it looks different or why the color changes.
Everyone can wear red lipstick, it isn’t for the faint-of-heart but you can find tinted lip balms to get you started or try pink-reds before jumping into the world of crimson pouts.
Here’s to the New Modern Rules of Wearing RED!
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Can anyone be more chic? I’ve been an admirer of Garance Doré since I discovered her blog three years ago, I also admit that I am more curious about her beauty regimen, more specifically Red Lipstick favorites.
Visiting Paris Vogue this afternoon I discovered: Dans la salle de bain de Garance Doré – an article that includes 14 pictures of her bathroom and most importanly it mentions her current favorite red lip products, I was in heaven.
Dragon Girl by Nars looks like a bright pink-red, and it’s now on my list.