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How to Wear the Color Red

Want to add some red to your look? You are in luck because red is one of those universally flattering colors – it is just a matter of knowing how to wear it. Try these tips from three experts at the Mario Tricoci Hair Salons & Day Spas if you are ready to go red:

Lips – Every woman can find the perfect red lip color. The secret is in your skin tone. Lighter, fair and yellow undertone skin looks great with an orangey red, while cooler and olive skin tones can wear more of a range – from brownish reds to pink-reds.

The right red will brighten your skin when you are wearing nothing but foundation, and it will not make your teeth look yellow. Still not sure? Go the custom blend route; some salons will create a red for you while you wait. Then top off your look with the right cosmetics. While some women want to balance a deep red lip with a dramatic eye, a major trend this year is to go "barely there" with the rest of your cosmetics to truly make your lips the focal point.

Hair – Today's hottest reds are vibrant, but they are also natural and healthy looking. To be a beautiful redhead, consult with your colorist to find a shade that complements your skin tone. Women with light skin look best in copper and golden reds, while medium skin tones glow with a true red and darker skin looks radiant with violets and deeper reds. And remember, the best reds have dimension to them; you want darker tones closer to the roots and lighter tones at the tips.

Nails – Red nails are fun and flirty, and there are so many options. You can go dark, light or frosted, long or short – red looks great no matter how it is worn. Just remember that when you choose a gorgeous red, make sure to have a good moisturizer and always carry cuticle oil as a staple in your purse. Just a dab will give the appearance of a fresh manicure and healthy cuticles.

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