I have been into deeper lip shades lately and have been playing quite a bit with reds. One of my current favorite red lip looks comes from CoverGirl products. So the bonus is that it doesn’t cost a fortune!
I am wearing this look on my lips in the picture. Funny thing is that I was also messing with some of the new spring pinks on the rest of my face. Fortunately, those were so sheer and had worn off a bit so that they didn’t show up well in the photo, because red lips with pink cheeks and shimmery peach eyeshadow looks rather silly!
If you go for Red lips, I suggest a neutral shade smoky eye and no blush. At most, maybe just a bit of bronzer for contour. No super shimmer either! When wearing red, Let the lips stand out on their own.
Gloss is not required, but I like it both for the moisturizing feel and for the extra shine. So I top the lipstick off with CoverGirl Wetslicks Lipstick in Fire Fly (number 325). A bonus of wearing gloss is that it is easier to quickly reapply and can can make the lipstick last longer. This bright berry red gloss is also great on its own for a sheer red look.
With each product running in the $5-7 range, this is a great look for not a lot of money.