Celeb Style: Finding The Perfect Red Lipstick
Finding a red lipstick is an intimidating task. The color is bold, bright and often too scary to try. But when done right, red is a classic color that exudes fierce confidence and glamour. Here our favorite celebrities—Beyoncé, Rihanna, Jennifer Hudson, Penelope Cruz and Kim Kardashian—give us red looks to perfect at home. --April Dawn Ricchuito
Do you look better in gold or silver jewelry? If gold is your favorite accessory, you’ll want to try reds that have peach, orange, or coral tones, like the shades rocked by Penelope Cruz and Rihanna.
Tip: Apply red lip color with a brush. Apply consistently to increase intensity.
Try: MAC’s Ruby Woo, Lady Danger, or Chili; NYX’s Black Label in Cherry.
If you look best in silver, you’ll want to try cooler reds. These reds have blue tones, like the one Rihanna's bestie Melissa is wearing.
Tip: Use a liner all over your lip to help the color stay put and keep it from bleeding.
Try: MAC’s Russian Red; NYX Black Label in Tribute to Marilyn.
Kim Kardashian, Beyoncé, and Jennifer Hudson prove that deep reds or brick reds look great on anyone.
Tip: When wearing a red lip, keep your eye makeup neutral and light.
Try: NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Forbidden Red, NYX Round Lipstick in Snow White, or Revlon Matte in Really Red.