Dos and Don’ts of Wearing Red Lipstick

There’s no doubt about it - red is a head-turning color that’s sure to get attention. Silence even says that red is highly associated with power and strength, and that the color itself can generate success as well as make you appear more attractive to the opposite gender. It even has a name - “the red dress effect.” Here’s how to maximize that red look on yourself without committing a fashion faux pas. The post Dos and Don’ts of Wearing Red Lipstick appeared first on Her Beauty.

There’s no doubt about it – red is a head-turning color that’s sure to get attention. Silence even says that red is highly associated with power and strength, and that the color itself can generate success as well as make you appear more attractive to the opposite gender. It even has a name – “the red dress effect.” Here’s how to maximize that red look on yourself without committing a fashion faux pas.

Do: When wearing red satin, always go for a dress look rather than a slip, as it can look a little too much like lingerie, and not enough like a full ensemble.

Don’t: accessorize with the wrong things. Metallic accessories are a fabulous choice when rocking red, as are black and white accents. However, if you choose a color too close in the spectrum to red, colors start to clash, and not in a good way.

Do: Wear a brighter tone of red in the daytime, and a darker tone of red in the evening.

Don’t: Wear a red that doesn’t match your skin tone. Those with dark skin often pop in bright red or orange-infused looks, while those with light skin tones look lovely in darker red dresses.

Do: Go monochromatic. This is one of the only colors besides black and white that you can match with itself! An all red look is totally glamorous – consider a red embellished tunic dress with sequins and bright red shoes in velvet.

Don’t: Choose the wrong print. A classic print that we love, which is also inspired by past eras, is a red dress with white polka dots. This 1950s inspired look suits a range of individuals, and can be dressed up with a waist belt or Oxford shoes.

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