We’ve heard it a thousand times –“red lipstick just doesn’t look good on me” to this we say: “shhhhhut your face.” Red lipstick is a crucial part of any woman’s make up bag and, if done correctly, has the capacity to do all sorts of good things for your face including making your teeth look whiter, your eyes look brighter and your skin a little milkier. However; we’re officially warning you, if this is done incorrectly, it also has the capacity to do just the opposite re: yellower teeth, a questionable skin pallor, and eyes that look like they haven’t been shut for extended periods of time.
Finding the right red lipstick isn’t, as many have come to conclude, a cosmetic enigma; it is rather, a question of who you are as a person, like . . . in your soul. Kidding – it has everything to do with your hair, your skin and your eyes – principally, what those in the industry refer to as “your color tone.” If you were one of the thousands of girls that subscribed to “Teen Works” you might be familiar with the idea of spring, summer, autumn and winter tones - who didn’t love the nineties?!
Finding the right shade of red lipstick begins with determining where your fall on the warm vs. cool tone scale. Keep reading to find out which club you belong to. Sorry ladies, one club is totally cooler than the other.
Before we delve too far into the fine science of red lipstick, we’re going to need you to promise that you will abide by the red lipstick commandment that is: always LINE with a liner and then fill with a lipstick. This sort of precision requires the utmost attention to detail that simple lipstick tube application will not permit. Failure to abide by this commandment will make you look as ridiculous as wearing safety goggles in your 10th grade biology class.
Ladies who fit into the warm club will categorically be an easy-going, fun- loving time with a tendency to laugh at jokes they don’t necessarily get. Kidding! But they will illustrate the following physical qualities:
Hair: brown to red to strawberry blonde
Skin: underlying yellow tones (to determine this, look at the inner side of your wrist)
Eyes: brown to hazel
She Recommends Her Favorite for Warm Tones: Legendary Lipstick and Ruby Liner by SMASHBOX
Ladies with membership cards to this club are likely to say sarcastic things under their breath and hate hugging. Kidding! But they will illustrate the following physical qualities:
Hair: black to taupe blonde to an ash blonde
Eyes: blue or grey, light green
Skin: underlying blue or red tones (same, same, check out your inner wrist to determine)
She Recommends Her Favorite for Cool Tones: Infrared Matte Lipstick and Crimson Liner by SMASHBOX
Luke Warm Ladies
Ladies that fall into this category more than likely have the ability to do all sorts of things that piss of the Warm Hunnies and the Cool Bitches like wear a tee shirt without a bra and wake up with perfect hair. Kidding! But these ladies are lucky enough to illustrate physical qualities that fall within both the warm and cool spectrums, allowing them to run the lipstick gamut. All these ladies have to do is just grow a pair, and bite the proverbial lipstick bullet. Seriously – you can wear a tee shirt without a bra, you’ll be fine.
Disclaimer: the bombshells featured today are some of She and Her's favourite people on the planet. They all like hugging and generally speaking get most jokes... Most of the time.
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