When it comes to makeup, red is just one of those colors that's always going to intimidate people — especially in the lip department. But these days, there are so many ways to rock this trendy warm hue that one of them is bound to permanently win you over. So whether you're looking for a way to dip your toes into the world of color or you're already a red-lip fanatic in pursuit of another way to wear your favorite shade, we have five ideas you'll want to try. Keep reading to discover just how versatile this color is, plus tips and tricks for application.
1. Muted Berry
ICYMI, the term "red eye" has a new meaning. Taking inspiration from star-studded red carpets and popular Instagram looks, use a muted berry shade around your entire eye. A quick swipe in your crease will give your eyes a sultry and deep effect, and you can even opt to run this color along your lower lash line for an added smoky touch.
2. Vampy Plum
In the beauty world, Fall weather is basically code for vampy lip shades to come out and play. For a fully opaque pout, choose a matte liquid lipstick that'll keep your color set for hours on end. And if you're looking for a more subtle way to show your love for this shade, add just a touch of a dark plum lipstick to the center of your lips, and blend for a sheer wash of color.
3. Timeless Crimson
There's a reason that classic trends earn their covetable titles. No matter if you're a color newbie just starting out or a lipstick addict looking to reunite with your holy-grail color, rocking this timeless, eye-catching shade is always a good idea.
No, you're not seeing things — that winged eyeliner is indeed red, and we're totally obsessed. If you're among the most bold beauty junkies in the makeup world, try swapping your timeless black wing for a rusty vermillion. This shade is dark enough to be ultrawearable, yet bold enough to turn heads everywhere you go.