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Red alert!

Unleash your inner devil with dramatic red makeup and bold scents that set a room on fire. Red is hot. It’s the colour of passion and danger. It gets the wearer noticed. When it comes to beauty, it can take confidence to pull off the boldness and drama of red.

The secret? Keep things simple. Red lips are the perfect complement to a little black dress. Red painted nails look hot with the new season florals.

Red isn’t one colour – it’s a myriad of shades. Try a few to find the one that suits you. or, if you’re convinced no red is right for you, spritz on a fragrance that embodies the spirit of the shade.

According to mineral makeup queen Jane Iredale, women smile more when they wear red lipstick. Choose the shade that’s right for you and, if you’ve bought a red lippy and decided it doesn’t suit, try blending it with other lip colours in your collection to create a customised shade that will work.

Keep other makeup subtle when your lips are bold and red; just curl eyelashes, apply mascara, comb brows and let your eyes take a back seat.

There are no rules when it comes to red nail lacquer. It looks hot on short or long nails, fingers or toes, day or night. You can match it with red lipstick or not, depending on your mood. oh, actually there’s just one little rule: have fun while you’re wearing it!

The scent of red Elizabeth Arden Red Door 100ml $99 has been around for almost 30 years and is still hugely popular for its luxurious mix of rich, rare florals. Another, very wearable new scent is Lancome’s oanifique (100ml, $180) which is a yummy mix of woody notes and roses, it’s feminine and sexy.

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