- Keep the color on your lips not your teeth: Remember when Peggy's teeth were smeared with color this past season of "Mad Men"? Don't let that happen to you! After applying, place your index finger in your mouth, and tighten lips around it. Pull your finger forward and out -- this cleans the center most part of your lips and keeps the color off your teeth!
- Choose the right color: If you have warm skin tones, stay away from orange-reds and go for cooler shades with a blue undertone. Otherwise you have a chance of your whole face appearing red. Darker skin color can look phenomenal with really saturated hues. And olive skin tones look best in warm tomato and tawny reds. To truly know how the color will look on you, it is also recommended to actually try on your lips. (Yes, that’s why there are all those q-tips!)
- Know the products: If you can, go into a place like Sephora with a bunch of makeup counters where you can take a look and sample a variety of lip colors and types. If you tend to have oily skin a matte cream will work well. And vice versa: if you have dry skin a gloss can give you a dewy glow. Lip stains are great for any girl on the go; and there are even stains that work with your pH to create a specific color for your lips and cheeks.
- Wear it well: When going for a bright color on your pretty pout, follow Taylor’s lead and stay away from heavy eye makeup, but feel free to layer on tons of mascara. It will create a classic bombshell look reminiscent of Marilyn Monroe and Dorothy Dandridge.
Take a look at some of our favorite reds in the next slide!Related to: lipstick teeth
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