Red lips bring to mind the classic stars of Old Hollywood — think Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe. But the look has also become super modern — think more Kim Kardashian and Miley Cyrus. To help you figure out the best way to rock red lips, we’re bringing you some of our favorite shades and brands! Shop them below!
Stars like Selena Gomez, Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, and Kim Kardashian have been seen out and about in 2013 rocking bold red lips! While some may think the look is old fashioned or only appropriate in the winter, we’re here to tell you that’s not the case at all. Red lips have become a beauty staple as of late and there are so many different ways that you can get the look! To help you narrow down your choices, we’re bringing you some of our favorite red lipsticks, pencils, and glosses.
Miley Cyrus & Rihanna’s Matte Lips
As we’ve reported here at HollywoodLife.com, Miley and Rihanna love to rock a bold red lip! More specifically, these songstresses tend to favor a more matte and slightly creamy finish. They’re most likely achieving this look with lipsticks (no gloss in sight)! One of our absolute favorite matte red lips is Merle Norman Age Defying + Lipcolor. This formulation dries matte without drying out lips, and Merle Norman’s age-defying complex hydrates and reduces the appearance of fine lines as you wear it.We’re also big fans of Susan Posnick’s Color Essential which is super hydrating, but doesn’t dry to a shiny finish. This line adjusts to your body’s chemistry so as soon as you apply your red shade, it will customize to flatter your exact skin tone.
If you’re after the more creamy finish that these ladies sometimes rock, we suggest Mary Kay Creme Lipstick, which dries smooth and creamy and nourishes lips with Vitamin E.
Get Selena & Kim’s Glossy Red Pouts
Whereas Miley and Rihanna appear partial to lipstick, we’ve seen Selena and Kim switch up their looks more and go for glossier finishes. To achieve this look, though, they can’t rely on just gloss as it wouldn’t wear long enough on it’s own. To make sure they always have color on their lips, these ladies start with a lip pencil as a base. We love Susan Posnick ColorDuo which provides two shades in one, so you can custom blend your perfect shade. We also suggest Urban Decay Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color if you’re looking for a more highly-pigmented shade. Once you’ve filled in your lips with the pencil color, top off your lips with a red gloss like Bite Lush Fruit Lip Gloss. This gloss is richly pigmented and uber-shiny, so your lips will look luscious with just one swipe.
Tell us what you think, HollywoodLifers? Do you love our red lip picks? Tell us below!
— Sarah Hopkins
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