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Red Hair + Red Lipstick = Yes or No?
Mon, 10 September 2012 1:57PM
I have red hair. Is it really wrong to wear red lipstick?
Not at all! This is one of those old beauty myths that have hung around way too long (like the one about shaving making hairs grow back thicker, or the other about how you can shrink your pores). Thing is, most makeup artists say that lip colour (and eye and nail colour, for that matter) is simply an accessory – so we should be able to wear any shade that takes our fancy.
Take, for example, the pretty fair-skinned, redhead model at Ruffian’s spring/summer 2013 show – one of the only girls to be made up with M.A.C’s Ruffian Red, a beautiful blue-red.
Unfortunately the shade is not being released in Australia, but Ruby Woo is another fabulous blue-red ($36).
If, however, you had a warmer complexion, you might prefer a similarly-toned red lippie – at least for everyday use. In this case, M.A.C also has a perfect pick – it’s a rich brick-ish red called Dubonnet (also $36).
So, now you’ve got your lipstick pick sorted, there’s just one other thing to tick off the checklist: a flawless face. You see, those of you with naturally red hair tend to be fair and prone to rosacea. And wearing red lippie could just make you look even ruddier. A great fix-it is mineral foundation, as it not only calms sensitive skins (which yours also tend to be) but it provides amazing coverage, meaning it takes out the red tones you don’t want … so that you can add back the red you do want. I.e a fabulous lippie!
Calling all redheaded Primpers – do you have any great red lippie advice of your own?
Posted by: Katrina Lawrence