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A bold lip can take your makeup look from zero to 100 in a minute. Personally, I’m not afraid of dramatic lip color, especially when I’m too lazy to put on a ton of makeup. Give me a meaningful lipstick, some mascara, and concealer and I’ll be good to go. I look instantly polished and ready for the day with minimal effort.
One lip look that will never go out of style is a dark red lipstick. It’s equally dramatic, vampy, powerful, and feminine. Also, dark red is a generally flattering color.
“Dark red lipstick is a classic look because red is a color that looks good for everyone,” explains famous makeup artist Bob Scott, whose clients include Karlie Kloss and Padma Lakshmi. “It brightens the entire face and wearing a dark red hue is just as easy. A dark red lip gives a person’s face the same warmth or pop, just in a slightly muted way. It can complete a look and support their visual weight but don’t be the star – or be the star. “