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.
Reds with bright, slightly orange undertones are always eye-catching and work especially well on paler skin tones.
The Look Margot Robbie
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.
If traditional red shades are not your thing, try a colour with a more berry or burgundy tone.
The Look Chrissy Teigen
Tip For a really deep burgundy look, try Avon Hollywood Collection Ultra Colour Rich Lipstick SPF15 in Hollywood Siren (R129,95).
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.
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).