Red lipstick is more than makeup, it is a statement of confidence, seduction and sophistication. The glamourous and iconic actresses of Hollywood were completely addicted to hot lips.
Classic red lips have the power to upgrade your outfit instantly, which is why I think every girl should have a red lipstick in her makeup bag! Red can be particularly intimidating. Don't feel rushed to wear red but try to transition slowly. You can start with a sheer lipstick or a lip pencil to create a soft effect. You can also dab your red lipstick to stain your lips, and slowly transtion to a more opaque application.
I got my very first red lipstick at 20. Like most of girls my age, I was more into glosses. It was actually a big step for me to pick it, because it was also my very first lipstick... I finally decided to pick Rouge Dior by Dior in Zinnia Red #743, which is a beautiful blue-based red. At this very moment, I fell in love with red lips!
Is it your first red lipstick?
I think you should go for a classic neutral red with satin finish, for it is universal and goes with any kind of looks. I also think that you should invest in a good brand because the quality of the texture and pigmentation will matter a lot. If you can find excellent mascaras or eyeshadows in the drugstore, I think high end and luxury brands still make the best lipsticks. Be sure to also get the matching lip pencil (my favorite is from Chanel for it is long wearing, with a very useful lipbrush at the extremity).
My recommendation are the following:
The best way to wear red lipstick:
I think I will do another post about that. However, what you need to know is that red is such a strong color, you should avoid using too much color on your face.