As the autumn weather approaches, I’m not only thinking of wardrobe changes, but of the changes I’ll be making to my beauty routine as well. Bold lip colours are a F/W classic, especially paired with those flushed rosy cheeks from the cold! A bold red lip will instantly freshen up your look, and paired with a nude eye – it’s quick and easy.
Drew Barrymore rockin the subtle eye
and fire engine red lips.
Fall Beauty Looks from Elle
When you’re on the hunt for a bold, red lipstick make sure to consider the undertones in your skin. I am definitely guilty of going to the makeup counter, picking out a red that seems truly red – only to put it on and it looks fuschia, brown, orange etc!
Follow these rules to finding your perfect shade of red:
If your skin has pink undertones: Red lipsticks with coral undertones work best.
If your skin has yellow undertones: Red lipsticks with blue undertones work best.
If your skin has olive or dark undertones: Deep burgundy tones will look best, and keep you from looking like a clown!
These are some basic guidelines – but make sure you try a whole bunch of shades – because they aren’t set in stone. It is also about bright vs. dark and picking shades that aren’t too bold/bright for your face/ eye make up. Just remember – don’t pair a bold eye with a bold lip. Clown movies and bad 80’s makeup scared us enough as kids – nobody needs to relive “it” (pun certainly intended).