I remember as a little girl on family occasions, I would get a red marks on my cheeks from older family members who would leave their lipstick mark when kissing me. Growing up as a young teenager I avoided red shades and anything too bright due to the fear of looking like “ma tante Clémence” and concentrated more on lip gloss as they were “the cool thing to wear” at the time.
Looking back, I asked myself what was I thinking? I am not a fan of lip gloss at all especially the clear ones. In my opinion they make you look like you were eating spaghetti or any greasy food and did not clean your mouth after.
The truth is there is something empowering when a woman wears a nice lipstick. Doesn’t have to be red necessarily any shades of pinks or beige will do but many of us girls hesitate at times when it comes to wearing red lipstick. But I personally love red lipstick and anyone who knows me, knows it’s my signature.
The key to choosing the right shade of red is all in the tone of your skin. If you have a warm tone choose a red with a orange undertones, and if you have a cool tone to your skin, red shades with blue undertones are best. Now if you’re lucky enough to have neutral skin tone, you can go for whatever shades you love.
Where to start? Zoe Saldana is without a doubt one of the most stunning women to have
ever walked the Red Carpet. Not only is she drop dead gorgeous, but she has a fierce attitude to go with it.
This actress born of Dominican descent is not only known to pick roles that challenges her as a woman, but has now become a real Fashion Icon with the help of her stylist Flannery. She has graced the covers of many fashion magazines (GQ, ELLE, Glamour, Nylon…) and is a regular sitting in the front row of the biggest runway shows.
This woman is the epitome of sultry. She is feminine and sexy without ever crossing the line. She has a killer body and flaunts it (Rightly so I might add). I love how she dresses in a classic feminine cut with a slight twist that sends the entire effect over the edge of gorgeous. This Latina is never afraid to play with proportions and colors, which reflects her fiery personality.