Red comes in a variety of shades and intensities, and it's a classic colour that most - if not all - women love to wear.
Here are our top tips for incorporating the colour into your makeup routine.
Every woman owns a va-va-voom red lippie. Or, at least, she should! A rich red can work wonders for your complexion and confidence, and it’s the easiest way to embrace the occasion. If you’re in the market for a new crimson lipstick, we recommend the all-day wear Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge.
Now this is a little more daring. Get it right, and you’ll look like a lush, loved-up goddess. Get it wrong, and you’ll look as though you’ve been in a bar fight. The trick is to choose the right red: rusty reds work great on paler skin, while dark-skinned beauties can pull off burgundy. If you’re somewhere in the middle, you can feel confident enough to give a brighter red a try. We love the warm, matte-finish of the Urban Decay Eyeshadow single in Relish.
If you don’t feel quite brave enough to give red eyeshadow a go, you can test the waters with a red eyeliner instead. Don’t use too much as it can make your eyes look tired and swollen. Apply a tiny amount directly onto the waterline of the lower lid and complete the look with a generous slick of mascara. The pro-level NYX Professional Makeup Vivid Brights Liner in Vivid Fire is a sure-fire winner.
Another simple, fool-proof way to add red to your look is with a cheeky smudge of blush. It looks amazing on all skin tones – just don’t forget to blend! Treat yourself to the paraben-free NYX Professional Makeup HD Blush in Tuscan or Crimson.
Now you know all that you need to know to be able to paint the town (and any aspect of your face) red with confidence.