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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Classic Make-Up Look: Red Lips


Red lips look absolutely stunning when done well. The trick is to keep the eye make up subtle or the lip colour sheer - a heavy eye paired with a bold lip looks tacky. How heavy or light you make up should be depends on your occassion, facial features, hairstyle and personality - only you can judge what is appropriate. Finally, well groomed eyebrows and hair are important to look polished.

Isla Fisher at The Lookout premiere at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood in 2007. I love her gorgous 1940s insprired hair.

Angelina Jolie


Kate Bosworth


Dita Von Teese

Christian Dior RTW Spring 2010. Check out how they created the look here.

Arleen Whelan

Hayden Panettiere

Elizabeth Taylor

Chanel Haute Couture Fall 2010

Kate Bosworth's pulls off this 1930s look briliantly. Instead of using obvious eyeliner she has used a shimmery eyeshaddow paired with black mascara. Her lips are stained red for a more sublte look. She proves that black liquid eye liner paired with a bright red lip is not the only way to wear a red lip.

Anne Hathaway in The Devil Wears Prada

L'Oreal Paris Baroque Glamour Collection Autumn 2011

Jessica Alba at Campari Calender Launch in 2008


Katherine Castro makes the look more casual by pairing it with sexy, messy hair and a leather jacket.


Angelina Jolie

Camilla Belle at the 12th annual Hollywood Film Festival Gala

Gemma Ward

'Fall's Red Lip'

*Update*
I just found this 1950s make up tutorial from VividMakeup. It features a gorgeous cat eye, that could easily be worn with a nude gloss for another gorgeous look, and of course red lipstick. I also love the way she did her hair. This would make a stunning, glamorous evening look.

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