“Red lipstick is to beauty what the little black dress is to fashion. The difference is that when you walk into a room wearing a red lip, people notice you!” Francois Nars – Famed Makeup Artist.

Ah, how true. There is something about coloring your lips with red lipstick that makes people notice you, stop and stare, take a second look. If you ever doubt this, stand in front of a mirror and apply all other shades of lipstick (pinks, oranges, purples, bronzes) and although they’ll look great, when you swipe on a radical shade of red, your lips will literally pop and your face will stand out!

What’s the buzz? Tell me what’s a happening! Rocking red lipstick is the buzz – and the bomb!

The color red is a warm color that conjures up feelings of passion, heat, confidence, boldness and fire, to name a few. When worn on the lips, you not only light up the room, but you give off an aura of sexy and sensual. Powerful. Grrrr!


Whether you coat your lips in Racy Red, Raven Red, Rev Your Engine Red, Rule in Red, Knock ‘Em Dead Red, Roaring Red, Enough Said Red, when you say it in red, everyone listens. (and looks!).

In my novels, my female characters simply adore their glossy red lips. Same holds true for me in real life!

As I’ve said with fashion, whatever your heart desires works the best for you. However, when wearing red lipsticks, there are certain shades of red that simply glimmer with various skin tones. As you know, red lipsticks come in all shades of red: orange red, pink red, red red, burgundy, maroon, fire engine red.

If you want to wear a glamorous red lip, here are some fashion tips:

  1. Fair skin looks luscious with a bright red, red lip!
  2. A medium complexion looks lovely in deep reds or burgundy shades!
  3. Dark skin simply shines in orangish reds or deep reds!

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The best way to get a great red lip that stops people in their tracks is to line the lips with a similar color lip liner. This will eliminate the lipstick (or gloss) from bleeding and add shape to your lips. Then, pick your favorite shade of red. Paint the lipstick inside of the lip liner and blend the two together (with your fingertip or Q-tip) for a finished, polished, luxurious look. I know some people prefer their lip liner a bit darker than the lipstick, and unblended, and that works too! Like the fashion rules say, whatever works for you is the right way!

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Red Lips: Killer and kissable rolled into one!

Red Lipstick Fashion Tip: If you really want to snap, crackle and pop, wear a red lip against an all black or an all white outfit! This makes for off the charts sex appeal and sky rocketing allure!

Warning: If you love the spotlight, a bright red lip will feel just right. However, if you like to stay anonymous and unseen in a crowded room, a bright red lip will be your doom!

Dare to be brave, a glamorous red lip is what you’ll crave!


Red Lip Fashion Tip: Matching your nail polish with your roaring red lips makes for a striking blend of poise and beauty!

Red lipstick isn’t going anywhere and will always stay a popular mode of fashion and style in the fashion world!

Red Lip Fashion Tip: No matter what you are wearing, if you want to up the ante of your overall look, just apply a red lip. Merely by swiping this bold, fancy red shade over your pretty mouth you will turn a casual, or even dull outfit, into an instant hit! I’m sure of it!


Now would I lie to you?

Red lipstick rocks! I know this to be true!


Red lips go great with all skin colors! Red is a common color with an uncommon talent: It hypes up everything!

Whether you’re going to work, or working it on the town, red lips are a fun, daring, adventurous look that won’t let you down!


Powerful! Spectacular! Confident! The red lip is truly hip!

Knock ’em dead in lips so red! You’ll turn heads!

Warning: Your supple red lips could turn heads so quickly as to cause whiplash!

Ah, the dangers of fashion! I’ll chance it! Well worth the risks!

Author Nancy Mangano is the author of two riveting Natalie North murder mystery novels, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy. Nancy has blended her love of detective work and her love affair with fashion into her books. Visit Nancy on her author website, her fashion/style/beauty/book blog, Twitter @nancymangano and her author Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano.


About authornancymangano

Nancy Mangano resides in Orange County, CA. She has blended her love of detective work and style in her novels, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy.
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