Luscious matte red lips are tres hot this season, but if you don’t nail your shade you can end up looking like some wayward clown. Or worse, a too-blue shade will accentuate any under-eye circles or acne, and an overly-matted look is dry and cakey–not hot. Basically, the coveted red lip is a minefield of potential hideousness, as poor Kate Winslet, Ashley Olsen and Gwyneth Paltrow discovered first-hand:
So what’s a lippy It Girl to do? After much trial and error (just kidding, I look great in everything), I’ve decided that Make Up Forever’s Rouge Artist #43 red lipstick is the perfect blend of matte and hydrating while flattering the most skin tones.
To make the most of this shade, use a similarly colored liner, apply lipstick, blot with a tissue and dust with translucent powder, then reapply. Voila loves, irresistible lips, just in time for the countdown to Valentine’s Day…XOXO.