Red lipstick: the enduring beauty classic


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Red lipstick is an enduring beauty classic.

Sara Schlueter

Red lipstick. The timeless color for women everywhere, that can either make you look sexy and chic or, on the other hand, like a 6-year-old playing with her mom’s makeup. What’s the best way to wear the color to make your outfit reach another level? Take some advice from the celebrities. The flawless Anne Hathaway sparkles in a bright red color that perfectly accents her dark hair and seems to make her light skin color seem more radiant.

Red lips seem to fit every complexion and style. Even if you have pale skin, nearly non-existent eyebrows and light blonde hair, you may be wondering if you will look like that child playing dress up, but do it carefully and you’re safe. As a platinum blonde with fair skin, Gwen Stefani sure can make the red lip pop without looking unnatural.

Smoothing a little red on your lip can make your evening look glamorous. Wear your elegant lipstick with a little black dress or a dress with a darker color to really make the lip pop and stand out. For everyday wear, try wearing a classic chambray shirt and dark skinnies to give yourself a sophisticated yet casual look. Experiment with different shades of red, and for something new, try the Revlon Just Bitten Lip Stain, $7.49 at Target, with a variety of different hues.

Whether you try the red lip for a special occasion or for your everyday look, do it with confidence! However, before you leave, be sure to check the mirror and make sure you haven’t created a major fashion disaster — no one needs a bright red stain on her teeth.