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November 24, 2014

Wearing Red: With a Twist

Wearable red makeup ideas

Wearing red during the Christmas season has become somewhat of a tradition. Over the last couple of weeks I've really noticed the predictable surge in the number of rouged lips and scarlet manicures. Now, I'm not against traditional Christmas colours but I am going to suggest three ways that you could wear red that are all a slight twist on what's "traditional". We have to at least try and keep things interesting!

Textured Top Coats
Bring on the red nail polishes by all means but finish off your manicure with an interesting topcoat. I've been loving Seventeen's Glitter Nail Effects Polish in Red*. It just gives my nails a little something extra that helps them stand out from the crowd.

A Flush of Red
If you want an interesting way to incorporate red into your routine then invest in a red cream blush. All you need is a dot on each cheek, blended out with either your fingers or a stippling brush, and you'll have replicated a natural looking flush of colour. My pick is for this look is Illamasqua's Cream Blush in Libido. 

Blotted Lips
I've seen some very "perfect" looking red lips gracing London's streets lately. Whilst they look mightily stylish, a perfect pout requires quite a lot of time and effort. My preference is for a hint of matte red, blotted into the lips. Apply your lipstick, take off excess product with a piece of tissue and then really rub the remaining lipstick into your lips. The final effect is a stain-like finish that's very easy to wear. For this look I like reaching for Rimmel's Kate Moss Matte Lipstick in 101.



  1. Great!!! xx

  2. I personally don't think red blusher works on me :-( I love red, glittery nails for Christmas!xx


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