There has actually been a movie made about the courage to wear red lipstick (yes, it was about a cancer survivor, but wearing red lipstick was a huge metaphor there) and in pop culture everywhere – and from anytime – there’s been a huge emphasis on the effects this little make-up tool has on self esteem and, well, men.
The thing is, I’d go out on a limb and say a pink shade isn’t for anyone, whereas every woman, no matter what race she is, can wear red on her lips. Now I’m just picturing a lovely Asian girl, or an African-American woman with a large smile and full, red lips. Definition of beautiful – that is.
There are some rules when it comes to going out in the world with this shade on. First, if you chose red on your lips, don’t do anything even remotely dramatic on your eyes. Foundation+powder+a touch of blush are just enough, even for a night out. You don’t want to give the wrong message.
Second, if your skin is white pale and you don’t intentionally go for the vampire look, try a foundation that’s just one tone darker than your natural skin. If you’re into that whole Corpse Bride thing, that’s cool, but if you’re not and you’ll just settle for red lipstick and nothing else, that’s the look you’re gonna get.
So, go out, be bold and wear red.