It’s Valentine’s Day!
A day filled with roses, teddy bears, chocolate, sweets and above all, lots and lots of red. This is usually the best day of the year to be decked in red. More often than not, we opt for the red lip above all others and pair it with red pumps and a flirty dress.
While red never goes out of trend, decade in and decade out, it does get boring for me every so often. I jazz it up by pairing it with other colours.
Have you ever really considered pairing your red lips with the most sunshiny colour in the whole world? It is the perfect combo. Quite a number of us would love to receive gifts made of gold, so why not the colour of gold? Red and Yellow. Strawberry and Lemon. Passion and Happiness. Ruby and Gold. Why ever don’t we pair them together more often?
Now, we don’t want you looking like a fluorescent on your date so no yellow on the eyes and definitely not on the lips. So we at BN Beauty, recommend that for your sweet Valentine’s Day date, you rock your staple red lipstick, this time with bright yellow nails.
My favourite red lipstick for this look is the Wet n Wild Lipstick in Stoplight Red. While being a bright red colour, it is also moisturising on the lips and suitable for most skin tones. I love the gradient it seems to give the lips when in brightly lit places. The best part? It is very affordable.
To apply, just follow these easy steps:
- Make sure lips are well moisturised and not flaky
- Using a red lip pencil, outline and fill the lips (the red pencil helps to intensify the colour of the lipstick)
- Blend this into the lips properly either by way of firmly smacking lips together or using a lip brush
- Apply lipstick directly from the tube following the outline of the pencil at the edges.
- Blot lips with tissue
- Re-apply lipstick
For our yellow nails, you can’t go wrong with the L.A. Girl Disco Brites Psychedelic nail polish (read my review of this collection here). It does need a couple of coats to show up though so please be patient with it. Be sure to finish it up with a good top coat like Seche Vite.
The L.A. Girl Disco Brites are also glow-in-the-dark, so if you decide to go clubbing with your handsome date, you can be confident knowing that your nails will be the only things waving like they just don’t care.
LilPumpkinPie05 shares her absolute best red lip ever for dark skin in this video. Try this for super matte, muted down red lip.