For Lips, Hot Pink Is New Red

It is, after all, the new red
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 18, 2009 2:22 PM CDT
Kim Kardashian arrives at the premiere of Warner Bros. 'Orphan' with hot pink lips at the ready.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Hot pink lipstick is “younger, hipper, and definitely a little more edgy” than red, says a makeup artist to the stars. How best to copy the look of Kim Kardashian, Leighton Meester, and other pink-pouted celebs? Makeup artist Mally Roncal offers USA Today some tips:

  • A matte look might be too intense—tone it down with a more flattering sheer lipstick or gloss.

  • Forget lip-liner—it’ll give you that “ring-around-mouth” effect, she says.
  • Keep your other makeup soft, sheer, and neutral—or risk looking “like a crazy lady.”
  • It’s OK to wear a little bit of pink with your lipstick, “but choose one thing, either a great shoe or a top or a scarf”—don’t go head-to-toe pink.