10 almost-red lipsticks for the new year
What a statement
Inclusivity has been the trending word in the beauty industry ever since Rihanna set the bar with Fenty Beauty's universally flattering Stunna Lip Paint — the optimally balanced red hue that brings equilibrium between cool and warm tones.
While advocates of upholding diversity in beauty have jumped on the bandwagon without hesitation, we know that this impeccably flattering matte, cherry red and long-wear liquid lipstick has been a common sight. If replacing the red lip translates into stripping one's signature look, don't fret as we have contrasting shades of red that call for a stray from the conventional.
For those who don't want a full-on splash of poppy red resting on your pout, a brick red lippie promises to perfectly complement your makeup arsenal. The muted brick-reds that carry hints of earthy brown tones running through them can warm up your complexion for a classic and modern look without sacrificing the confidence boost.
What's the midpoint between a bolt of red lipstick and considerably dusky tinge? The versatile berry red that suits an array of skin tones without going full goth with the '90s vampy grunge look. Be it sheer and shimmery or opaque and matte, venture out of the classic territory and pick the perfect shade of berry, cherry or burgundy noir for a fresh alternative.
To the girls with warm undertones, don't be afraid to double up on the yellow hue that brightens your complexion with harmonious tangerine hues for a quirky yet electrifying look. Abandon the timeless true red bullets for a flattering perk-me-up in fiery oranges that we're lusting after this new year.