Red lipstick and red lips makeup is very iconic and has been part of the makeup repertoire since the 1940s with many famous celebrities using red lipstick.
Using red lipstick as makeup symbolizes femininity and all it’s associations of glamor and nostalgia of the 40s. When we think of red lipstick makeup we think of such icons as Marilyn Monroe and more recently Gwen Stefani. A lot of people nowadays are afraid to adorn the red lipstick because they think they’re not confident enough to use red lipstick when in fact it’s the red lipstick that can give a person more confidence. A lot of people also associate red lipstick to the past with outrageous makeup, big hair and shoulder pads but red lipstick should really be used with minimal makeup elsewhere to accentuate the red lips. This can create a look that is relaxed yet glamorous and chic rather than retro.
Here at Makeup Ideas Mag we recommend you try as many shades of red as possible to try and match your skin tone, hair and eyes. Not every red will suit everyone but there will definitely be a red out there that can add a whole new level of glamor to your makeup repertoire. And remember, when using bold red lipstick, less is more when it comes to eye makeup. Try putting on the red lip makeup before your eye makeup to better judge how much eye makeup you’re putting on.
Great photos of celebrities with popping red lip makeup