Ah, red—a hue that reminds you of lust and desire, rage and fury. When it comes to timeless makeup, scarlet hues are always the no-fail choice if you want your look to stand out and stand proud. So what’s your plan of action for the color of passion? Should you wear it on your cheeks or swipe it on your lips? Our answer is both!
Show off ruddy cheeks by wearing the color high on the apples and spreading it out toward the temples—it’s a contouring trick minus the bronzer. Plus points if your blush has a bit of shimmer as it can also double as a highlighter.
For a true red blush (that you can also use on the eyes!), try:
NARS Blush in Exhibit A, P1700, Glorietta 3
Solid, lined, and perfectly plush velvet lips have recently ruled the runways. As the rainy season draws near, this is your cue to start brightening up your makeup with a solid pop of color.
For a matte red that won't budge, try:
SMASHBOX Always On Liquid Lipstick in Bawse, P1250, Beauty Bar
*This story was originally published in Preview Magazine.