2008 Holiday Beauty: Red Hot Lips

Red Hot Lips

Red lipstick is timeless, and an instant confidence booster. It also seems to be the hottest thing going at the moment. Stars like Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani and Rachel McAdams have been spotted wearing it, and it adorned the lips of models at a lot of the spring/summer 2009 runway shows.

The great thing about this Hollywood look is that everyone can pull it off. You have to match your skin tone to the right shade of red and keep the rest of your makeup simple for the look to really pop. Fair skinned beauties who burn easily should go for a true red and those with darker skin and hair can wear warmer reds, the deeper shades.

Don’t be nervous about wearing red! Try it for a holiday party where red lips won’t seem out of place.

1. Benefit Full-Finish Lipstick in Flirt Alert
Stroke on this special formula for a soft finish and rich colour. It can be applied straight from the sleek tube.

Benefit Cosmetics
Available at Shoppers Drug Mart in Canada and Sephora stores across North America

Pop Beauty Lip Lust in Naughty Red
A sheer lipstick that contains vitamin E and plumping ingredients for a beautiful pout. We love the creaminess and strawberry hue.

Pop Beauty
Available at Sephora stores across North America

Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick in Alarm
The light formula won’t weigh you down. Your lips will love the soft sheen and long wear.

Rimmel London
Available at Shoppers Drug Mart in Canada, Wal-Mart in the U.S. and online at www.drugstore.com

High Impact Lip Colour SPF 15 in Red-y To Wear
High on colour, long on comfort. This highly moisturizing red shade is perfect for those party evenings, as it wears beautifully for 8 hours.

www.clinique.ca www.clinique.com
Available at Holt Renfrew in Canada and Nordstrom in the U.S.

L’Oréal Paris Infallible Never Fail Lipgloss in Cerise
Sweep on this high shine gloss for a night on the town. The wand makes application easy.

www.lorealparis.ca www.lorealparis.com
Available at Shoppers Drug Mart in Canada and CVS/pharmacy in the U.S.

M.A.C Dazzleglass in Love Alert
A true glossy gloss. A great shiny finish is, but definitely not drying. It’s perfect to layer over your favourite ‘stick.

M.A.C Cosmetics
Available at M.A.C stores across North America

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  • A lot of people feel the way you do. Try a red gloss or a sheer lipstick. These are a great introduction to red and isn’t too in-your-face.

  • Thanks for this, I am desperate to do the whole red lips look, but I honestly cant find one that looks ok on me! I think I am going to have to note down the ones you have listed and try them all! lol

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