You say tomato, we say don’t get too caught up in choosing the It red for this spring’s haute lip: There isn’t one. Burberry showed a brown-based version, Zac Posen skewed orange, and at Carolina Herrera, five different reds—some even close to pink—were used. What do the new pouts have in common? A precise shape (time to dust off that lip liner) and a slightly matte finish. Before applying any color, don’t forget to prep skin with foundation. “Your complexion has to look flawless since the lipstick will pick up any red in your skin,” says makeup artist Wendy Rowe at Burberry.
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