10 Dos and Don’ts of Wearing Red Lipstick


Lipstick is an essential part of almost every woman’s daily makeup routine.  However, many women shy away from the red tones they find in the cosmetic aisle.

Fortunately, you can pull off those brave shades with a little lipstick know-how. Here are 10 dos and don’ts of wearing red lipstick:

1. Wear darker foundation

If you’re going to go bold with your lip color, you’ve got to have a complementary backdrop for your face.  For those with lighter skin tones, it’s a good idea to choose foundations that will provide darker, olive bases.

Red lips can be too much of a contrast against pale skin.  The darker your lips are, the darker your foundation should be.