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How to wear red lipstick III

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Red lipstick is the stiletto heel of make-up,' says Terry Barber, director of make-up artistry at MAC. In other words, it's instant sexiness  -  a slick of glamour in a tube.
And ladies, you'd better get used to it, as next season red  -  voluptuous, waxy, carmine or vermilion  -  is back in the fashion spotlight once more.
It was everywhere on the catwalks for autumn/winter, lighting up shows including Dries Van Noten, Lanvin, Emporio Armani and Alexander McQueen. But, then, red lips have been around for a while.
'Pure red lipstick is as classic as a Chanel suit,' says Linda Wells, editor in chief of Allure magazine in the U.S. 'There are women who wouldn't wear anything else. But it also carries a certain responsibility with it.'
That responsibility is that wearing red makes you the centre of attention. So you had better get it right.
There are four steps you should observe before applying red lipstick, says Bethan Owens, make-up artist at Clinique.
First, exfoliate: 'Buff away any dead skin from the lips using a specific lipexfoliating cream or brush gently with a toothbrush.' Secondly, moisturise: 'Apply a balm such as Clinique's Superbalm Lip Treatment (£10) and then blot away any excess.' Thirdly, use a primer on the lips to make a more even surface. Lastly, to ensure the lipstick doesn't 'bleed' into the skin above and below the mouth, use a well-matched lip liner, which will also enable you to achieve the correct shape evenly  -  this is all before the colour goes on
Traditionally, make-up artists have agreed on the rules for matching a red to your skin tone: cool bluey reds should be worn by paler skin tones and warm orangey reds work better with olive-tanned skins.
Corals, it seems, can be worn by most people. But recently, there's been more room for debate. 'I don't confine red lipstick to skin tone,' says Terry Barber at MAC. 'A blue shade of red is more formal and grown up, whereas an orange red is a little bit more undone  -  and provides a good match for tousled and unkempt hair.'
Beware of red lipsticks if your teeth are on the yellow side  -  some bluey reds can make the teeth appear less white.


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