Celebeauties | Red Alert

Celebeauties | Red Alert

The red frocks were out in force at the 87th Academy Awards, but it’s the make-up that had us buzzing. When it comes to making a standout beauty statement, nothing says glamour quite like a bold red lipstick, with the perfect mani to match of course. Choose your most flattering shade of red and get ready to rule the room.

Bright spark

Reds with bright, slightly orange undertones are always eye-catching and work especially well on paler skin tones.

The Look Margot Robbie

Pair Up Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Fire & Ice (R129) and Ciaté Paint Pots Nail Polish in Mistress (R149,95)

Margot Robbie. Source: eonline.com. Image: Jason Merritt, Getty Images.

Margot Robbie. Source: eonline.com. Image: Jason Merritt, Getty Images.

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Fire & Ice.

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Fire & Ice.

Ciate Paint Pots Nail Polish in Mistress.

Ciate Paint Pots Nail Polish in Mistress.

True classic

When it comes to looking the part for a sophisticated affair, you can’t go wrong with a classic true red.

The Look Dakota Johnson

Pair Up L’Oréal Paris Color Riche Collection Exclusive Pure Reds Lipstick by Blake (R160) and Avon Hollywood Collection Nailwear Pro+ in Leading Lady (R94,95).

Tip There are eight gorgeous colours in the L’Oréal Paris Color Riche Collection Exclusive Pure Reds, boasting a myriad beautiful red hues from blazing tangerine and bright vermilion to chic brick and decadent garnet.

Dakota Johnson. Source: Popsugar.com.

Dakota Johnson. Source: Popsugar.com.

L’Oréal Paris Color Riche Collection Exclusive Pure Reds Lipstick by Blake.

L’Oréal Paris Color Riche Collection Exclusive Pure Reds Lipstick by Blake.

Avon Hollywood Collection Nailwear Pro+ in Leading Lady.

Avon Hollywood Collection Nailwear Pro+ in Leading Lady.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Berry different

If traditional red shades are not your thing, try a colour with a more berry or burgundy tone.

The Look Chrissy Teigen

Pair Up Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Moisturizing Matte Lipstick in Bold Red (R220) and Essie Nail Lacquer in A-List (R119).

Tip For a really deep burgundy look, try Avon Hollywood Collection Ultra Colour Rich Lipstick SPF15 in Hollywood Siren (R129,95).

Chrissy Teigen. Source: Huffingtonpost.com. Image: Michael Buckner, Getty Images.

Chrissy Teigen. Source: Huffingtonpost.com. Image: Michael Buckner, Getty Images.

Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Moisturizing Matte Lipstick in Bold Red.

Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Moisturizing Matte Lipstick in Bold Red.

Essie Nail Lacquer in A-List.

Essie Nail Lacquer in A-List. I just adore this decadent red shade.

All Eyes on You

There’s no reason you can’t add a little interest to your eyes too when wearing a bold red lipstick. Keep your make-up balanced by incorporating on-trend neutral eyeshadow hues like nudes, taupes, greys and browns in matte and satin finishes. Invest in a versatile make-up palette holding a combination of these flattering hues and play around with the different shades until you find your perfect pairings.

We love Smashbox Full Exposure Palette (R895) and Avon Hollywood Collection True Colour 8-in-1 Eyeshadow Palette in Silver Screen (R199,95) if you’re on a budget.

Smashbox Full Exposure Palette.

Smashbox Full Exposure Palette.

Complete your glamorous look with a slender slick of bold black eyeliner, or add some real drama by keeping eyes totally nude and using a thicker application of liner with a flirtatious flick at the outer corners.

We love Revlon ColorStay Liquid Liner in Black (R150), Smashbox Always Sharp Waterproof Kôhl Liner in Raven (R250) and Avon Hollywood Glimmer Stick Flick Eye Liner in At the Flicks (R99,95).

The Avon Hollywood Collection is available until 30th June 2015.

The Avon Hollywood Collection is available until 30th June 2015.

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