Red lipstick for the femme fatale

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Lipstick in blood-red, claret, scarlet or wine-red will give your lips a slightly pouty yet very attractive look. Each of these nuances has the potential to transform your whole appearance giving it a look of unquenchable passion and turning you into a true femme fatale.

Celebrities such as Scarlet Johansson and Christina Aguilera borrow this look from a time past and are successfully transplanting it to the present. What celebrities in the past and present have in common is that they absolutely trust their bold and daring look and feel completely comfortable as the center of attention.

Red lips are and have always been a symbol for the fatal female attraction, overwhelming charm and presence that cannot go unnoticed. They are the final stroke, the perfect finish of the perfect look of a woman who is determined to be remembered.


Many women refrain from using red lipstick because they see it as a rude way of attracting attention to your lips and thus to your sexuality. However, the impression your lips will make depends on the application technique and the texture of the lipstick. Your lips can be either finely emphasized or boldly highlighted. Either way you will have the benefit of the charm that red lipstick is sure to impart.

If you use red lipstick with blue undertones it will make your complexion brighter, your teeth whiter and your eyes more sparkly.


If you are striving to achieve a more intense color, first you have to apply pencil lip liner in the same tone as your lipstick, or a tone darker than the natural color of your lips. Apply the first layer of lipstick with a brush and dab it with a tissue. Apply another layer. Finish by dabbing a little bit of lip gloss to the center of your lips. This will make a more alluring look.


Choosing the undertone that will best go with your skin is truly a challenge and a very important decision. Red with bluish undertones looks good on pale skin. If your skin has pink undertones, go for red lipstick that is close to the violet side of the spectrum. Dark skin will be flattered by the golden, orange and brown nuances of red.

In order to look good and have the perfect makeup the key word is balance. If you want to draw attention to your lips let the rest of your makeup be discreet (in beige or pale pink tones). For a more dramatic appearance you can combine red lipstick with a few layers of extra volume mascara. Now curl your hair in large curls and you will look like Marilyn Monroe.


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