Red is a color of timeless charm. Passionate, intense, romantic, seductive, it is a beloved shade in the world of fashion and beauty. The advantage of red? It knows no season and every person will be able to find the right shade based on the skin tone. This color is so loved that every year on February 5th, World Wear Red Day is celebrated by “wear something red”, which can be interpreted in two different ways: wear red make-up or combine make-up with a red dress.
Red make-up: focus on the lips
Let’s start with red lipstick, a must for the beauty case of all make-up enthusiasts. In choosing the right lipstick you have to pay close attention to the undertone of the skin: if it is cold, better opt for a red with a hint of blue, otherwise an orange or warm red is the right one for your lips. The red lipstick, however, must also be combined with the shade of the dress. If the dress is also red, the advice is to choose a color in the same shade. Here are a couple of examples. With a dress in shades of burgundy, a dark lipstick in the same shade is ideal. The same goes if the dress is orange-red: it is better to choose a lighter and warmer lipstick even if, among all the reds, it is the most difficult to wear. The reason? It gives a lot to people with colored and tanned skin or with naturally olive skin. Attention, then, to the teeth: orange tends to enhance the yellow unlike lipsticks with cold undertones.
Not just lips: even on the eyes you can play with all the shades of red by choosing the right shade based on the color of the eyes. If, for example, you have brown or green irises, you can apply a bright red, while those with light blue eyes can try a plum or purplish color on the eyelids. Do you have red hair and light eyes? Go for a copper-red eyeshadow!
Make-up in natural shades
Do you love red dresses but prefer natural makeup? No problem! Choose between shades of nude or warmer browns, combining lip makeup with a geometric eyeliner – in the case of a dress with defined lines like the sheath dress – or with the classic tail, when the look is softer and more romantic. And if you don’t want to give up sophisticated make-up, the advice is to focus on darker smokey-eyes to make the eyes the protagonists of the make-up. Finally, to make the face base, choose a bright foundation and a cream blush in an orange shade if the dress is light red, in a cool pink shade when the dress is burgundy.