Yes, red lipstick is classic, elegant, versatile and with these guidelines, everyone (that means you) can wear it.

1. Consider the lighting. "If you're going to be outdoors, pick a softer or sheerer shade," For evening, go bolder, so your features stand out."

2. Avoid deep reds if you have thin lips. They tend to make lips look smaller.

3. Experiment with intense shades if you have strong coloring. "Natural contrast gives you more options," especially those with exaggerated natural coloring (for example, paper-white skin, black hair, and blue eyes).

4. Don't play up your eyes. "Pair red lipstick with the lightest possible eye makeup," A little mascara will do.

5. Don't toss a red lipstick in a shade that doesn't work. "Top it with a gold gloss to warm and soften it, or add a pink gloss to take it to the bluer side,".

6. Coordinate your look. Dot a little smudge of the lipstick on the apples of your cheeks, then blend it with your fingers.

7. Be precise. That means whether you're using a brush or applying lipstick straight from the tube. "Red lipstick should never be applied casually in the back of a taxi,".

8. Don't use red lip liner. If it doesn't match your lipstick perfectly (and odds are it won't), you'll end up with a two-tone effect. If you like using a liner, find a shade that's close to your natural lip color and use it to outline your lips.

9. Prevent "bleeding." Apply a little concealer around the border of your mouth.

10. Avoid getting lipstick on your teeth. After applying, put your finger in your mouth, purse your lips around it, then slowly pull it out to remove excess color.