Go light on the texture. "Instead of doing a full-on matte, hot-pink mouth, which can be a little intense, go for either a sheer lipstick or a gloss. That's a lot more wearable and flattering."
Skip the lip liner. "You can absolutely forgo the lip liner. ... That hot-pink lip liner is definitely going to give you the ring-around-mouth" effect when you're finished eating or drinking.
Go natural on your eyes and cheeks. "In other makeup, keep everything else very soft and very sheer. ... It must be a wash or you're in trouble; you're going to look like a crazy lady."
Don't go too pink. "I'm not opposed to wearing a little bit of hot pink in your clothing, but choose one thing, either a great shoe or a top or a scarf, but just not head-to-toe."
Julie Hewett, owner of Julie Hewett Noir Lipsticks and makeup artist for celebs like Nicole Kidman shared another tip with cosmopolitan.com. "The darker your skin tone, the more pigment you can wear," she said. Fair-skinned women should opt for a sheer hue without any blue cast to it, like mauve or pale rose. Cosmo recommends trying Cover Girl's Triple Lipstick in Tutu for $5.25 and Maybelline's Wet Shine Lip Color in Mauvelous for $5.49. While darker-skinned women look terrific in darker pinks with a purple hue. Try L'Oreal High Intensity Pigments in Black Cherry for $9.49.
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