It’s the on-trend colour of the season – and everyone can wear it. Just experiment with different shades – you’ll know when you’ve found The One, because it will brighten skin! Here are our rules for red.
DO USE FINGERS
Application is key. ‘Red is more modern when it looks laid-back,’ says Terry Barber, director of makeup artistry at MAC, who suggests applying from the tube and using fingers to push colour into place for a softer outline. DON’T OVERDO EYES
Keep eyes looking subtle so they don’t compete with your lips – a wash of Champagne or taupe eyeshadow is soft and pretty. Keep lashes low-key, too – Pixi By Petra Lower
Lash Mascara, £11, provides a natural, fluttery coating.
DO TRY IT AT HOME
Just like a new pair of shoes, a bright lipstick needs to be worn in. Wear it while vacuuming or watching TV until you get used to the feel and the look.
DON’T ‘SMACK’ YOUR
It’s what most of us do to ‘set’ the colour and even out our lipstick, but it’s actually more likely to smudge the outline. Blot with a tissue instead!