Fall Beauty Trend: How to Wear Bold Red Lips

August 28, 2007 by SheFindsTara
shefinds |

imageimage

imageimageimage

We warned you that red lips would be trendy this fall (just as they were in Fall '06), but this look is actually nothing new — it's a tried and true glamazon favorite and has long been associated with elegance and femininity.

The problem that most women have is figuring out how or when to wear it so that they don't look like Bozo the Clown. Fact is, not only does it take a certain time, place and even demeanor to wear this sexy makeup look (an evening out is the perfect occasion), but you also need the right tools: the exactly right tone of red, sparse makeup accompinament and hair to match. Here's how the pros do it:

1. The Right Foundation: If you notice, all the stars above can pull off the red lip. Why? They keep everything else minimalist: simple hair, great brows and bare faces. All you need in conjunction with bold lips is flawless skin and a touch of mascara — maybe eyeliner if you really want your eyes to stand out at night. Try L'Oreal True Match liquid foundationicon, so you get an even complexion. Couple it with a touch of bronzer (never blush) and a wash of champagne shimmer on the eyes to add dimension.

2. Choose Your Base: An oranged base red can look trashy on cool skintones, so always opt for a blue base that creates a rich, deep red, and helps make your teeth look whiter. If you want to try the trend without spending a fortune, consider Sally Hansen's Smile Brightening Lip Treatment or any discount brand in "brick" or "wine" (Revlon SuperLustrous Creme Lipstick is a favorite). If you don't mind spending some dough, MAC Matte Lipstickicon in Russian Red and Chili are both great colors, or give Chanel's Rouge Allure in Brillianticon a whirl: it's Rachel Bilson's favorite, to boot.

3. Liner Is a Must: Reds bleed. Keep them in place with a nude liner. It's less obvious as your color fades, so you won't be left with a silly looking outline. If red liner is all you have, fill the whole lip area in with it. 

Champagne BuzzimageL'Oreal True Match

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

Style

This Super Affordable Top Looks Good On Every Woman--Really!

July 18, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
You need one!

Celebrity

This Is The Best Way To Do A Jersey Shore Group Halloween Costume

July 18, 2018 by Lisa Fogarty
Get the whole gang together!

beauty

The One Product Every Women Over 40 Should Be Using For Wrinkle-Free Skin

July 18, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
This is going to fix everything!

beauty

The $7 Product That Actually Gets Rid Of Dark Circles SO Fast

July 18, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
We're loving this price tag!

Fashion

The Top Everyone Is Already Buying For Fall

July 18, 2018 by Justine Schwartz

Food

The One Breakfast Smoothie You Should Have Right After You Wake Up For A Better Day

July 18, 2018 by Lisa Fogarty
It's going to change your life.

Fashion

6 Super Flattering Reformation Items Every Woman Should Own

July 18, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
These are essential.

beauty

The Unique Thinning Hair Trick Celebrities Swear By To Look 10 Years Younger

July 18, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
There's no way this is real!

beauty

The One Drink You Should Never Have Because It Causes Breakouts

July 18, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
Yikes!

Fashion

We Just Found The Most Comfortable Shoes For Summer!

July 17, 2018 by SHEfinds Editor
You're going to be OBSESSED!

Fashion

We Finally Found The Best Leggings For Curvy Girls (That Aren't See-Through!)

July 17, 2018 by Kiarra Lyles
Get these leggings ASAP!

beauty

Every Woman Should Start Using This Surprising Skincare Ingredient ASAP

If there's one thing almost all women know, it'...

Fashion

We Just Found The Most Comfortable Shoes For Summer!

Summertime means that you're probably spending a lot of ...

Fashion

We Finally Found The Best Leggings For Curvy Girls (That Aren't See-Through!)

Everyone, no matter you're shape or size, should have ...

LOAD MORE
+
LOAD MORE POSTS