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How to Find the Perfect Red Lip Colour

When it comes to lip colour, red is a classic. It doesn’t matter what the occasion might be or what the season is, a classic shade of red is a surefire way to boost your confidence and perfect your beauty look. We caught up with the original make-up maestro herself, Bobbi Brown, and asked her how to find the perfect red lip colour.

“Red lipstick is a staple,” Brown says. “Despite what you may think, the red lip look is easy to achieve and very wearable.” Brown says it’s important not to be put off the bold shade. “Think about your style and the statement you want to make with red lipstick. In other words, find a red lipstick shade that you’re comfortable wearing.”

Brown says in order to choose the most flattering red lipstick, it’s important to use the natural colour of your lips as a guide when choosing a lipstick shade. “If your lips have more of a bluish tint then I suggest using a deeper red like and if your lips have an orange tint then I recommend choosing a brighter red like.” But if you really want to know how to find the perfect red lip colour, Brown says head to you’ve favourite beauty counter sans make-up. “When choosing a red lipstick pick the one that looks good on your face when you are wearing absolutely no makeup. This is the magic colour that will make your skin, hair and eyes look their best.”

how to find the perfect red lip colour

Left to right: Tom Ford Lip Color in Cherry Lush; Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color in Imperial Red; Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Hi-Lustre Light Sculpting Lipstick in Drop Dead Red; Clinique Pop Matte Lip Colour + Primer in Ruby Pop.

Once you’ve figured out how to find the perfect red lip colour, here are all the tips you need to know to wear it. 

• 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.

When we’re not wearing red, here are the 11 lip colours we’ll be wearing this season.

Winter Skin Care Tips You Need to Know

Our mood and health aren’t the only things that chilly winter temperatures can have a detrimental impact on. With lower air humidity, harsh environmental elements and almost constant exposure to air conditioning, your complexion could be suffering from its own case of the winter blues. Fortunately, it’s not impossible to restore hydration and luminosity to parched skin. Keep reading to discover the winter skin care tips that will give you the glowing skin of your dreams. 

The 3 Winter Skin Care Tips That Will Change Your Skin

Clean up your routine

If your skin has taken a bit of a beating from the cooler months, the first place to start revamping your skincare routine is to check out your cleansing routine, explains Elizabeth ArdenPRO global director of education, Tracey May Harriott. “The number one tip for going into a new season is to check out your cleansing routine; you always need to look at the condition of your canvas,” says Harriott. If you’re not using the right cleanser for your skin type and the season, further efforts in your routine could become fruitless. “You can’t expect a new serum to work wonders if you don’t take care of your canvas,” she says.

Care for sensitive skin

Environmental changes that come with the arrival and departure of the seasons can play a key role in skin health. And while sensitive skin has many causes, May-Harriott lists environment and sun damage as two of the most common causes. Unhappy, sensitive skin, explains May-Harriott, isn’t generally something we’re born with. “We can all go through periods of sensitivity; it can come and go,” she explains.

“The great thing is though as it is a skin ‘condition’, you can get reduce the sensitivity and watch out for those triggers to maintain this condition in the future.” Exposure to the sun, humidity levels and other environmental factors can all lead to increased skin sensitivity. If your skin does flare up due to seasonal changes the first thing to do says May-Harriott is to pare back the other aspects of your routine and strengthen your skin.

Don’t forget the sunscreen

May-Harriott also stresses that omitting certain products from your routine when the seasons change can also contribute to a host of skin problems too. When it comes to winter skin care tips that really should be followed all-year round, wearing sunscreen each day comes out on top. We all should know by now just how vital sunscreen is in our day-to-day routine and May-Harriott says not wearing one causes more problems than sunburn. “Not wearing a sun protection product can make the skin very sensitive too in warm, sunnier climates,” she explains. “Sometimes it’s not about what to avoid but more about if you don’t use a certain product in your routine you can make the skin more sensitive.”

Not sure if your skin is dry or just dehydrated? Here’s how to tell.

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