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How to Wear Red Lipstick

Glamorous celebrities like Gwen Stefani, Scarlett Johansson and Christina Aguilera can rock their red lipstick on the red carpet, but you can pull it off everywhere else! Find out how to apply and wear red lipstick without looking like a clown!

Red Lipstick - Which Hue Are You?

The first thing you've got to figure out is if you're cool or warm, and it has nothing to do with your personality or popularity - it's about your skintone! Cool complexions are pale with pink undertones and tend to burn in the sun, whereas warm complexions have yellow, olive and darker undertones or tan easier in the sun.

  • If you have a cool complexion, choose cooler reds like a true red or a pinkish red.
  • If you have a warm complexion, choose warmer reds with a brown base, like a brick or rusty red.

Red Lipstick - How to Apply

A matte red can make you look too done-up, so go for a glossier red instead. Line and fill in your lips with a lip liner that closely matches your natural lip color. Apply lipstick, blot with a tissue and lightly dust your lips with powder to give it extra-staying power. Since red lips are dramatic, you should keep the rest of your face bare or else you'll look like you belong in the circus!

Red Lipstick - Red-Hot Tips

  • If your teeth are yellow, wearing a red shade with blue undertones will help make your pearly whites look a little more pearly and white.
  • Pair your red lips with either red nails or a red accessory, like a bag, belt or shoes.
  • The secret to wearing red lipstick is feeling comfortable. All it takes is confidence to back it up, so stand up straight and smile!
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  • Only on special occasions.
  • I'd like to, but don't think I can pull it off.
  • No, it's too tacky.

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rawr_ily890
rawr_ily890 posted in Style:
Maybe just a light layer or mascara and lip gloss is enough. Adding the eyeliner makes it look too much.  
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rawr_ily890
rawr_ily890 posted in Style:
Hollister, American Eagle, Aeropostale, PINK, Abercrombie & Fitch, etc.  [s:sm3/1jw1]
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rawr_ily890
rawr_ily890 posted in Style:
There are a lot of perfumes that I like but my top favorites are You & I by 1D, Heavenly by Victoria Secrets, and the PINK Perfume (Orginial one with the polka dots on glass bottle).  :)
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rawr_ily890
rawr_ily890 posted in Style:
Since it's 7th grade you don't need to get all fancy. For hair if you are willing to get up early then go ahead and straighten or curl your hair. Since I'm in HS I have to wake up really early and I don't want to wake up extremely early just to focus on hair & makeup. I would straighten my hair night before, and just touch up in the morning. As for the makeup...it's school and since you're not allowed eyeliners. I guess you can just use concealer to cover up anything you don't like and put on a light layer of powder on your face. Don't go for eyeshadows or anything heavy with color go for a natural look. If you don't want to do too much and want something quick what I do 90% of the time is to put hair up into a ponytail with a headband, and very light makeup which consist of concealer, poweder, and a light shade of blush to give your face some color.  :) 
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gymnasts123
gymnasts123 posted in Style:
Ok I am going into 7th grade, and I don't know what to do with my hair or makeup!!! I can curl and straight iron my hair btw. And I am NOT allowed to use eyeliner. 
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