3 Winter Styles To Compliment Your Red Lipstick – Special Guest Post by Ruth Margrove

It can be difficult to find an outfit that compliments red lipstick; it’s a fact that vermillion-red might not work with everything.

Some women find wearing  red lipstick intimidating, as getting it wrong can ruin an entire outfit. Luckily, there are some fail-safe styles that will ensure  what you’re wearing on your lips works well with your apparel.

Whether you have pale skin or a more olive-skin tone, the classic little black dress worn by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast At Tiffany’s, always look fantastic with red lips. Dresses with polo-necks are great for winter as they are both stylish and warm. Choose a bold, deep red in matte for your lips and accessorize with a great handbag from zalando.co.uk.

Gwen Stefani rocks red lipstick like no other, showing that lighter skin can make red lips really stand out. To imitate her style, look for funky, loose-fitting clothes; maybe animal print, or something a little grungy. Go for a glossy red lipstick with this look, preferably one with lots of shimmer. Select accessories that will draw attention to your lips, Remember, the brighter the better!

The last style which always works with red lips is that of the immortal Marilyn Monroe; she always looked fabulous in white fur, her pale skin and red lips a wonderful contrast. Look for classic glamour in your winter style; maybe try some chandelier earrings to compliment the dazzle of your lips. When wearing this style opt for coral red lipstick and steer away from any pink tones.

Red lipstick is a style classic. With the right shade, and outfit, the overall look can be really powerful. Think about which style matches your current look and skin tone before finding a red lipstick to match.

*Ruth Margrove is a fashion blogger and beauty lover from Bristol, UK. She has a keen eye for style and loves to look glamorous in any shade of red lipstick.

Rock Red This Season – Special Guest Post by Anya Sarre

Gwen Stefani knows that the best-kept secret is a bright pop of red. This superstar seldom hits the red carpet without her trademark red lipstick. If you think that you cannot pull off the color on your own, you should think again. I’m a big fan of seeing women in red because the color is classic and timeless. Feel confident wearing your ruby-red lips this season. Dare to be bold and try out a few pieces of bright red clothing.

The classic ruby-red shade was all over the runways. Marc Jacobs and Donna Karan were just a few of the top designers showcasing red fashions. These designers showed that women could wear all red outfits or add just a pop of red to glam up any outfit. You don’t need to rush right out and buy an entire wardrobe in shades of red, but you can add a few new pieces to give your existing wardrobe a stylish edge.

Red jeans are a must for the season. While many women love the look and fit of skinny jeans, I love the look of red flares. Play with a few different shades. Dark red heeled boot with a pop of bright red lipstick might be all the color you need! The rest of you can be toned down with neutral colors and patterns. When wearing bright red on your bottom half, you must keep the rest of your look in mind. Pairing the jeans with a plain white or black tee-shirt keeps the red shade from overwhelming your look.

I am also in love red accessories and women’s shoes the season. A red fedora is a simple way to add that color that you crave without making too bold of a statement. Another look that looks absolutely fab with a red tinted lip-gloss. If you feel a little more daring, you might rock a red belt cinched around a plain black dress or tee-shirt, or you can add a pair of bright red stilettos or ankle boots to your favorite dress.

Don’t forget about jewelry either! While you might not have the means to buy a garnet or ruby necklace, you can easily find a faux necklace that looks like the real thing. I’ll let you in on a little secret too: I can’t even tell the difference. Create a show-stopping look with chandelier earrings in bright red, or dress up your ordinary jeans and flats with a dramatic faux ruby ring. Even a small amount of red will get you ready for fall.

*Anya Sarre is one of Hollywood’s most influential trendsetters. A nationally recognized celebrity stylist, Sarre is known for her impeccable eye and ability to tie any look together with the perfect accessory. Named “Best Television Fashion Stylist” for her appearances on Entertainment Tonight, The Insider and countless other media outlets, Sarre is the go-to fashion expert for Hollywood’s biggest celebrities.