5 Reasons to Wear Red Lipstick

The perfect shade to take you from the office to the bar, bright red lipstick shows you mean business. A striking lip colour is glamourous, versatile and makes your teeth look whiter – what more could a woman want? Celebs such as Rita Ora, Taylor Swift and Beyoncé are big fans of a red lip.

If you love the Marilyn Monroe look but aren’t sure where to start, we teamed up with NYC Upper East Side boutique MADONNA & CO to give you the 5 best reasons to jump on the red lipstick bandwagon.

MADONNA & CO is both a fashion boutique and a beauty bar all under one roof at their Upper East Side Location. An affordable luxury for fashionistas of all ages, offering a variety of products & services from fashion advice, the team are dedicated red lipstick advocates, and so are the gals here at YCB!

1. It suits all skin tones

Lots of women shy away from a bold red lip because they worry the colour might clash with their skin tone, making them look pale or washed out. Bright red lipstick compliments a variety of complexions and works well with both natural and full makeup looks.

2. You can choose your shade

Bright red lipstick isn’t a one-size-fits-all product. ‘Bright red’ may sound like you have the choice of one colour – far from it! From orangey coral reds to deeper crimson reds, you’ll have fun trying out different shades until you find your favourite.

3. It boosts your confidence

There’s nothing better than the feeling of new makeup. Knowing you’ve got a new lipstick to try makes getting up in the morning that little bit easier! When you find the shade that compliments your features perfectly, you’re guaranteed to feel great – and when you feel great, you look great too.

4. Saves valuable time

If you’re not a morning person, you’ll appreciate the struggle of finding time to do your hair and makeup before leaving the house. With bright red lipstick, the statement is already so bold, you can say goodbye to tricky eye makeup and go bare faced (this is where the confidence element comes in!)

5. Enhances your pout

Big lips and the perfect pout are big business. Red lipstick defines the shape of your lips and makes your eyes pop. A swipe of bold colour, paying particular attention to your cupids bow, will make your lips appear fuller and stand out. Get ready for lots of compliments!

Charlotte Giver

Charlotte is the founder and editor-in-chief at Your Coffee Break magazine. With a background in PR working in Los Angeles and Barcelona, Charlotte has been running Your Coffee Break from the YCB HQ in London’s Covent Garden for the past 8 years. She is a mother, an avid reader, runner and puts a little too much time into her morning brew.

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