And in the final installment of Nariman’s 'How To' Christmas makeup guide; what would be a makeup look without the perfect rouge lips?
Whilst we have all long desired to have that dramatic final touch, picking the right tone for you can end up a hazardous affair, as wearing the wrong shade is well pretty obvious, and can see you look anything from gothic to just downright tacky.
So the Perfect Red Lipstick for YOU…as the party season is upon us but ultimately to take you through the coming year.
Nariman reveals: ‘I always get questions from my clients like “can I wear red lips’, ‘how do I choose the right tone to compliment my skin tone…’
Here are my tips:
1)If your lips are chapped and dry especially at this time of the year, apply Homeoplasmine Pommade as your balm and lip base.
What I like about this product, extremely hydrating and promise to give you the best matte finish.
(Available at select pharmacies)
2)Also apply your everyday concealer/tinted moisturizer on top of your balm to neutralize your lip tone.
Tip: if your balm is too shiny, make sure to blot the lips before.
Lip liner gives you a fuller finish (for those of you with thinner lips)
Also liner prevents from bleeding out if you intend to use a lip gloss on top of your lipstick.
How to choose your perfect Red:
1)If your lips have a red undertone – lipsticks with hint of blue will give you a timeless look and your teeth will look whiter.
2)If your lips have a brown undertone – lipsticks with hint of orange will compliment your skin tone.
3)If your lips have a blue undertone – lipsticks with hint of pink will give you that instant sparkle to your eye colour and not much needed on the eyes.
4)If your lips have a pink undertone - lipsticks with hint of brown will give you much fuller lips and more flattering to the skin.
My favorite Red lipsticks at the moment for this Christmas include:
Shu uemura Rouge Unlimited matte Red 165
Nars Velvet matte lip pencil Red Square (can be used as all over lipstick)
Sisley Long lasting hydrating lipstick L33
If using a strong lip colour, always lick your teeth before you smile J