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Ravishing red

By Stefan Knight

Synonymous with sex appeal, red lipstick has long been 
a make-up staple. While it can be a tricky shade to wear, with these simple tips and make-up bag essentials, you’ll love showing off your standout pout this season, MiNDFOOD reports.

• Almost everyone can wear red; it’s simply a matter of finding the correct shade for your skin tone.

• Try as many different shades of red as possible – trial and error is the best way to find a perfect match. When you’re at the make-up counter, don’t be afraid to ask the assistant to help you choose 
a shade that’s right for you.

• If your outfit features red, make sure it’s the same shade as your lipstick, otherwise it will clash.

• Dab lipstick on your lips using your fingertips for a muted, softer and understated look.

• Remember: a make-up victim is as bad as a fashion victim. If you don’t feel comfortable in red lipstick, don’t wear it.

• To avoid red teeth after you have applied your lipstick, purse your lips and put your index finger in your mouth, pulling it out as you would a lollipop. Any lipstick that is on the inside of your mouth will be removed.

• Wearing red lipstick requires regular touch-ups. Keep your lipstick and a mirror in your handbag and re-apply as needed.

• During the day, keep red lips the focus of your make-up with neutral eyes and cheeks. At night, smoky eyes will add to the glamour of your red lipstick.

• For definition, outline your lips with a lip liner in the same shade as your lipstick. This will also prevent your lipstick bleeding.

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