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Crimson lips are colored in a shade of deep purplish red. Red lipstick in deep and bright red shades, such as crimson, was a big hit in the 1950s and 1960s. Ladies emulated gorgeous screen stars like Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor, known for their kissable red lips. Nowadays, crimson lips are back on the fashion scene, as you can see with hot celebs such as Emma Stone and Olivia Wilde. Consider some tips for your best look with this bold makeup style.
Crimson lips stand out. That means any sign of chapped lips will be obvious while wearing this makeup. Exfoliate with a lip scrub to smooth your lips and apply lip balm before adding your crimson lipstick, recommends InStyle.com. If you're prone to chapped lips, wear lip balm regularly to keep them moisturized -- and drink lots of water.
Use a lip pencil to create the appearance of depth and a well-defined lip edge. Draw the natural outline of your lips and then fill with crimson lipstick. For shine, apply a clear or red-tinted lip gloss over your crimson lips. Gloss also makes the color last longer.
"Fashion Files Magazine" recommends balancing the splash of bright crimson with peach blush and minimal eye makeup, which helps avoid overdoing facial color. InStyle.com, in contrast, recommends pairing deep lip shades with dramatic eye makeup, such as well-defined eyeliner. For a dramatic look, smooth a small amount of your lipstick on the apples of your cheeks as a rouge. Apply concealer over any unwanted ruddy areas of your skin while wearing crimson lipstick, as the lipstick will bring out any reddish skin hues.
Consider the colors of clothing you might wear with an crimson accessory. That's the clothing you should wear with crimson lips. White, off-white, cream and black are excellent choices when you're wearing this vivid lipstick. In fact, you might even match those sexy crimson lips with a crimson scarf, belt and shoes.