It was National Lipstick Day a few weeks ago and my amiga, fellow Neutrogena Ambassador and celebrity makeup artist Elizabeth Ulloa shared that her favorite lip color was red. I couldn’t agree more and yet I was afraid to try a red lipstick for years. I think moms are often afraid to try the color in fear that it will make them seem too aggressive, sexy or perhaps even trampy?! It wasn’t until recently that I started experimenting with the color and learned how to wear red lipstick.
Fun, flirty and absolutely sexy, red lipstick does make a powerful statement. As is key to everything, moderation is important when rocking a red lip. When we sat down recently, Elizabeth shared with me that she recommends that women go with a more neutral eye shadow and blush to balance the bright red.
I also believe you should watch what you’re wearing. A great red lip instantly dresses up a pair of jeans and a white t-shirt. But, red lipstick and a pink blouse are a no – no. Opt for solid or neutral color outfits.
Experiment with red lipstick and different outfits. The worst that can happen is you have to wipe it off and go with a lighter lipstick color! Remember to have fun, try out new things and most of all feel great.