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As the flashbulbs fade in the south of France, we’re offering our own accolades for outstanding achievements in makeup:

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Best Red Lip. Ethereal style-rules rebel Carey Mulligan gleamed in pale pink Dior and a perfect pop of cherry on her lips, dispelling the notion that pink-red pairings are faux pas. NARS makeup artist Georgie Eisdell created this luscious look with NARS Jungle Red Lipliner Pencil and Jungle Red Lipstick.

Best Eyes. Spanish actress Blanca Suárez channeled mod-siren glamour in Giorgio Armani Privé, enhanced by perfectly winged eyeliner and endless lashes. Get the look with Smashbox’s ‘Love Me’ Paint Pen—a foolproof liner for creating epic eyes—and ‘Full Exposure’ Mascara, a volumizing, lengthening, no-smudge scene-stealer.

Best Natural Cheek. Paz Vega’s barely-there makeup is the perfect yin to her beaded Roberto Cavalli yang, and it lets her luminous skin take top billing. Get the look with dewy, water-based Chantecaille ‘Future Skin’ Foundation and translucent, slightly shimmery ‘Poudre de Pearl’ Cheek Color.

Best Pink Lipstick on a Redhead. Another vote to make pink-red marriage legal, inspired by Nicole Kidman (in Dior Haute), whose watermelon-hued lipstick coordinated perfectly with her Salvatore Ferragamo Minaudière (and famous flaming locks). Get the look with Sweet Watermelon Lip Luminizer by Clé de Peau Beauté.

(Images courtesy of Salvatore Ferragamo & Giorgio Armani)

—Stefanie Frank

Paris has a reputation as the city of love, and this week, we found red kisses everywhere. Bright-red lipstick is clearly a timeless hue that makes one of the most romantic and memorable makeup statements. Check out the many off-duty “it” girls we found putting their own spin on this classic color during Paris Fashion Week ’13.

Anmari Botha – IMG Models

Jasmine Tookes – IMG Models

Manuela Frey – Elite Model Management

Milana Keller – VIVA Models

Ondria Hardin – Elite Model Management

Vanessa Axente – VIVA Models

Pucker up the Parisian way and find the right red lipstick for you.

–Qianna Smith
Photos by Ford Leland

January 17, 2013

Red Rules

One color, so many shades. What red hue speaks to you?

Finding the right shade of red and lipstick texture is essential to creating a powerful pout.

Make your own red hot lip statement.

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September 2, 2012

How to: The Perfect Red Lip

There’s nothing new about a red lip; it’s like the little black dress of beauty—classic and always in style. But how do you find the perfect shade when there are so many to choose from? Discover how with a little help from Tawni, one of our Beauty Directors, as she shares a few simple tips for luscious red lips.

Working on the Nordstrom Beauty Team here at corporate headquarters may not always be as glamorous as you might think, but there are definitely some perks: like taking time on a Monday afternoon to test all these lovely shades of red lip color. Let’s call it quality assurance!

What’s your go-to shade and brand?