Poppy King, Author of Lessons of a Lipstick Queen
Poppy's beauty stats: Blonde hair; pale, fair skin; obsessed with lipstick!
"My beauty philosophy is less is more. I don't believe in a full face of makeup unless you are onstage. Think strategically and play up your eyes or lips, but avoid doing too much with both. My top tip? Instead of applying your red lipstick after you've done your eye makeup, apply it first so you don't go overboard with both."
The General Rule of Reds
"The general rule for reds is that the fairer your hair and skin tone, the more the orange-based reds suit your complexion. The deeper your skin and hair, the more the pink-based reds are best."
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Apply, Blot, Reapply!
"Apply red lipstick straight from the tube. Next, blot and reapply a lighter layer on top. This will make your color last all night."
Make Your Lipstick Work
"Dab a little of your red lipstick onto the apples of your cheeks (even over your regular blush), to tie the lips to the eyes."