Classic red lipstick is gorgeous – think Marilyn Monroe or any other legendary vintage star – but sometimes, it’s good to try new things! Here are 5 stylish alternatives that look just as fashionable and sexy as the classic red lipstick but are also some fresh new looks to try out. Get experimenting and don’t forget to think about what eyeshadow and other makeup compliments your new lip shade – it’s all about coordination.
- Blood Orange Lipstick
Blood orange is a lighter and bright take on the classic red – this has been everywhere on the catwalks and celebrities alike lately. Team with a fresh complexion and just a lick of mascara.
- Fuschia Lipstick
This is another big beauty trend right now. A bright pink looks beautiful on any skin tone and is gorgeous with a simple cateye and loose hair.
- Glossy Dark Lips
Trade in your usual red lipstick for a dark cherry lipgloss. Apply precisely with a brush and add a very pale pink eyeshadow and highlighter to compliment the colours of your gloss and set the look off beautifully.
- Matte Red
Matte lipstick continues to be a big fashion hit, so why not try a matte red shade instead of the classic glossier red lip? Blot off excess to leave a subtle shade that will last longer.
- Cherry Lips
Want to try something darker? This look is perfect for an evening out. A cherry or chocolate lipstick can make for a stunning alternative to simple red. Team with a brown or gold eyeshadow and sweep a bronzer under your cheekbones to top it off.