3 ways to wear bold red lips

Sarah Bernard
·Host of The Thread

You can make a fabulously loud statement with something as simple as the color of your lips-- especially if they happen to be a vibrant red, which is the color we’re loving for Spring 2012. This season, a bold crimson pout isn’t relegated to evening status. In this episode, we show you how, with the right wardrobe styling, you can make red lips work at the office, with jeans on the weekend and, of course, with a sexy retro look for a date night.

When you’re opting for something as eye catching as a bold red you want to tone down everything else and let the color be the focal point. Here’s how to make classic red lips work for three different situations:

For the office

Keep your outfit fun, but understated. A color-block sheath dress under a structured blazer is a perfect sophisticated pairing. Skip the stilettos and instead showcase some loafer heels. With the rest of your makeup, think minimal. Light eyes and a coat or two of mascara. A simple half-up, half-down hairstyle is a perfect match.

For the weekend

Show off your figure in a pair of dark skinny jeans, a striped sweater, and some lace-up boots. Add some life to your look with a chunky necklace and amplify those lips with eyeliner and a sassy ponytail.  

For a date night

You can match your red lips with just about any cocktail dress but we love the way they look with a 1940s-inspired print dress and platform heels. Layer on the sparkle with delicate jewelry, glittery eye shadow, and a swipe of clear gloss on those lips.

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