How I'm Wearing a Red Lip This Season [SLIDESHOW]

Posted 12/29/11 at 07:38PM by Charli Schuler

A girl in my high school French class used to blow me away with her amazing makeup. It was always so perfect and pulled together (at 16!) that I assumed she spent at least an hour getting ready in the morning. Then, one day when I asked her to teach me some of the tricks, she looked at me like I was nuts. Turns out that all she did was put on a bright red lipstick.

That was the precise moment that I learned the power of a red lip.

A good red lip can make your whole face look "done" -- even when it's the only makeup you're wearing. Even better, a red lip can also distract from imperfections -- like that rogue zit near your nose or those unruly brows that desperately need to be shaped. And it's always a winner at parties -- particularly at holiday time.

Now, I know that wearing red lipstick can be daunting but, for all of you skeptics out there, here's some news that may change your mind: A red lip doesn't have to be the classic Hollywood version -- the one that bleeds, flakes, fades and stays anywhere but on your mouth. These days there are so many ways to wear a red lip that you can find one that suits you. Read on and you'll see.

See 6 ways to wear a red lip now.
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1-5 of 5 Comments

  • Posted by EricaF123 on 12/29/12 at 04:49pm

    I'll pass on the red lips

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  • Posted by LipglossandSpandex on 12/10/12 at 10:25pm

    I love Laura Mercier's Lip Lacquer in Laque Rouge. It's so pretty and glossy. MAC Viva Glam I and MAC Viva Glam Cyndi are good too :)

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  • Posted by beautybody on 03/25/12 at 08:52pm

    I am always on the hunt for the right red lippy. I have one from Fresh that they don't make anymore so I must conserve it until I find the right replacement.

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  • Posted by powerwoman033 on 03/14/12 at 09:13pm

    I love the tips for the matte red lip. That would be my preference to try and now I will because I've got he tips to pull it off! Thanks!

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  • Posted by janellelora on 12/28/11 at 08:50pm

    the best lipstick (though not red) at the moment is Dior lipcolor 976...its plum and perfect....i have an extensive review on my blog janellelora . blogspot . co m

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