July 29 is National Lipstick Day! This makeup bag staple is a must-have for every girl’s beauty collection and has been for hundreds of years. So pucker up and put on your favorite shade to honor the day. Whether your go-to shade is subtle or dramatic, the fact that lipstick is available in almost every hue is reason enough to celebrate.
A red lip can make you look effortlessly glamorous regardless of your attire. From risqué to romantic, there is a full spectrum of red lipstick shades for every skin tone. The trick is to find the perfect shade of crimson to flatter your complexion.
If you have a fair complexion go for a cherry or cranberry color, for warm complexions try an orange-red to bring out your golden undertones, and for dark complexions try tangerine or raspberry. Regardless of your perfect red hue, anyone can rock red lips. So put on some red lipstick to make you feel extra fabulous.
Be Adventurous with Bold Hues
Today’s lipsticks come in every shade of the rainbow. If you’ve worn the same color for years without much variation, it may be time to try something new. Wearing a bold lip color can make your outfit. Be bold and opt for a new attention-grabbing hue such as orange, coral, hot pink or even purple.
My favorite way to try new colors are through buying a few less expensive brands from CVS or Walgreens to see how I like the color on me. I typically opt for glosses as they are easy to wear and you can always add more or less to achieve the desired color. Once I’ve decided this color is absolutely for me, I will try to find something similar in a more expensive variety with longer wear and a better application.
Wear Designer Hues
On July 9th, Giambattista Valli launched a new collection of lipsticks for MAC. The Paris-based “it” designer is celebrating 10 years of his fashion brand and a decade partnering with MAC on his runway shows. In honor of this anniversary, Valli has created five vibrant matte lipsticks and a clear gloss that can be combined to create 10 different combinations. Also, for the first time MAC has color-matched the packaging to the lipstick to make it easier for you to find the color your looking for in your purse or makeup bag.
Transform your personal style by experimenting with a new shade of lipstick. After all, lipstick is like the icing on the cake, without it you’ll just look like a plain round half-done doughy slab and who likes that?