Red-Red-Red

Red lipstick becomes each and every woman, no matter if you are blond, red-head or brunette, young and fresh or gained solid experience along with few dozen of wrinkles

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Catherine Deneuve,

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Susan Sarandon and Isabelle Huppert,

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and Elizabeth Taylor prove it very well.

All you need is to find your perfect shade, texture. And don’t forget about most important thing – self-confidence.
But be aware that red colour looks well only on impeccably smooth lips. So before you start to paint your pout give it a proper treatment.

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Polish it with Fresh‘s Sugar Lip Polish or with soft toothbrush once or twice a week and apply moisturizer on daily basis. Choose what is best for you – budget products like Vaseline‘s Lip Therapy Original or trendy expensive stuff – price doesn’t matter but your comfort is.

Red (and other vivid shades as well) needs a perfect frame. So don’t skip contouring.

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Classic Maybeline‘s Color Sensational Lip Liner (shade Red) or Elizabeth Arden‘s Plump Up Lip Liner (shade Fire Red 09) will help you to do the job.

Invest in a good lip brush: precise application = sophicticated look.

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Real Techniques offers Retractable Lip with synthetic bristles and Chikuhodo – T-10 with Weasels hair (we all remember that Japanese brushes are the best of the best thanks to refined makeup traditions of Noh and Kabuki theatres, right?).

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If you prefer to wear classic lipstick, check Illamasqua‘s matte shade ManeaterBesame‘s vintage inspired 1931 – Carmine Lipstick or Jane‘s creamy My Pout Lipstick – Jet Setter.

Pencil-like products are worth to try too.

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NYX‘s Simply Red Lip Cream (Russian Roulette shade), Bobbi Brown‘s Art Stick Liquid Lip (Cherry) or Lipstick Queen‘s Cupid’s Bow (Ovid) look very attractive.

Want to outshine each and everyone?

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So BH Cosmetics Nude Rose Lip Gloss – AlexaFace Atelier‘s Lip Glaze (Kona shade) and Australis Luxe Lip Pigmented Lip Gloss (Good-times-square) can turn into your new best friends.

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Hide & Heal

If you’ve never seen a glaring pimple on your face, don’t worry soon or later you will get it (yes, my sense of humour is weird). But seriously, even those lucky ones with healthy smooth skin time to time fighting with blemishes and pimples. Medicated concealers with Salicylic Acid will help you not only erase those spots but heal the skin.

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Clinique‘s Acne Solutions Clearing Concealer and Cover FX‘s Blemish Treatment Concealer contain 1% Salicylic Acid, Neutrogena‘s SkinClearing Blemish Concealer – 0.5%. In order not to spread bacteria apply them with makeup brush. e.l.f.‘s Concealer Brush will cost you almost nothing (1USD to be exact), M.A.C.‘s 195 Concealer Brush – little bit more (25USD).
By the way, after covering spots smart girls wash their tools in soapy water (clean brushes = clean skin, you know).
Please, note that all these magic products will be useless and even harmful if you have a severe acne. In this case you have to visit dermatologist, otherwise playing a doctor you will make your skin condition worse.

Still consider your heavy eyelids a problem?

Here is another inspiration for you: French belle Anouk Aimee in The Appointmet movie. Of course, comparing to Charlotte Rampling Anouk Aimee’s eyes are not hooded at all, but outer corners of her upper eyelids are quite heavy, so makeup artists lifted them using contouring technique.

It will be easy to recreate Anouk Aimee’s makeup with Limited Edition Greige Eye Palette by Bobbi Brown. And 275 Medium Angled Shading Brush by M.A.C or budget version Studio Angled Contour Brush от e.l.f will help you to contour your eyelids and blend eyeshadows properly.

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