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Whiten Teeth Instantly With Spring 2011’s Hottest Runway Trend…

7 Apr

Good morning!

According to the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, a third of the population (32%) say they are “concerned by the look of their teeth.” We brush, we floss, we whiten and spend unbelievable amounts of money each year to get a whiter smile. But did you know that you can whiten teeth instantly for about $5?!

That’s correct! For the price of a tube of lipstick, you can obtain a visibly whiter smile… AND be super on-trend this spring!

No trend is hotter this spring than ravishing red lips. Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Givenchy &  Yves Saint Laurent all spiced up their spring creations with a hint of this crimson beauty, and so can you!

 

Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 2011

Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 2011. Marc expresses his wild side with a statement-making fire engine red lip.

 

Tommy Hilfiger Spring 2011

Tommy Hilfiger Spring 2011. Lips are given a natural red wash of color at this season's fashion week.

Louis Vuitton Spring 2011

Louis Vuitton hits the Spring 2011 runway with a dark crimson pout, perfectly finishing out their sophisticated look.

Gucci Spring 2011

Red lips turn monochromatic when paired with bright color-blocking elements on the Gucci Spring 2011 runway.

Although any shade of red makes a statement on the runway, real life presents as a bit more of a challenge. Unlike the couture models of the runway, we’re constantly flashing our pearly whites throughout the day & thus, we must consider the effect our lipstick has on our smile. With so many variations of “red” available, it’s tough to know which red suits your smile best…. And that’s where we come in!

For the red that makes your teeth instantly whiter, stick to these 2 simple guidelines…

  1. Avoid reds that contain tones of peach, orange, brown, salmon & coral. Why? These shades tend to cast a yellowish hue on teeth, making them look dingy-ier than they really are. Instead, stick to reds that have a bluish undertone. These reds cancel out a yellow smile and whiten teeth instantly! [TRD Tip: Check out the photo below if you need help distinguishing between undertones.]
  2. Matte lips naturally absorb light, leaving teeth looking darker than they should. When choosing lipsticks, keep your attention towards the glossy variety, or products that have a bit of shimmer or shine to them. These types reflect tons of light, brightening your smile overall! [TRD TIP: If you already have a matte red in your perfect shade, sweep a coat of clear gloss over it just before making your entrance. If a matte lip has a bit of time to set before you gloss it, it will last much longer.] Try MAC’s Lipglass in Clear, $14.50. It’s worth it’s weight in gold.

Which one has the blue??

Try out these reds with a blue hue…

MAC Viva Glam, $14.50, MAC.com

YSL Rouge Pur Couture SPF15 in Rouge Flamme, $30, Sephora.com

Stay tuned for more runway tips!

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