Beyond Red: Lip Shades You Should Be Trying

February 11, 2011  |  

Whether it was an A to D list celebrity, a Facebook album obsessed female college student, or almost every girl standing in line at the club, firetruck red lipstick was the trend on everyone’s lips last year. While pale reds softly utter everyday conventionalism, something about bright red lipstick screams that you’re edgy, bold and chock full of confidence. But you can’t rely on that scarlet red forever.

If you’re still looking to be that edgy chick that gets all the compliments for her lipstick choices, it’s time to be ready and willing to kiss off the apricot and blush reds, and see how daring your smackers can really be this year. Check out our lip color suggestions that go way beyond Ronald McDonald red!

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  • Aisha

    Orange-Red…All the way (Nars Red Square is a beautiful bright matte orange red and looks wonderful on black women..when the eye makeup is kept to a minimum)..Straight Orange?? Pass. And someone please tell me where you are going to wear black lipstick on any other day besides Oct. 31 or on a music video..

  • tomika

    I am not convince that these shades work on women that are darkskinned. It helps when the examples are darkskinned women with these shades on that would be some more convincing for me…otherwise this article is not for me

  • Gina

    I did”nt see any pics showing a brown skin woman(of my shade or darker) wearing lipstick for our complexions.. why??

  • 'Nelle

    I love the look on pg. 5 with Eva! However, you don't state what color from NYX this would be?

  • Hi! I noticed that you used 2 of my pics in this article. Feel free to use my pics but please link back to my blog or give credit to The Fancy Face. Thanks so much.

    • Victoria

      Updated, thanks for your contributions to the post!

  • Candace

    The only one up here I don't routinely rock is orange because I feel i look crazy in it but I think I'll venture out and find a shade that works for me… O and I loooooove black lipstick