At the 2012 CBS Upfront in New York City, Cobie Smulders paired a true tomato red lipstick with minimal eye makeup and a clean complexion. When going for a bold lip, take a cue from Smulders and tone down the rest of your makeup. A heavy eye paired with a dramatic shade on the mouth will look too severe, so keep the rest of your face light—save for a sheer dusting of warm blush to pull the look together. Also, keep your
skin tone in mind when shopping for a punchy orange shade. If you have cool skin, look for a lipstick with blue undertones to flatter your complexion. Warmer tones should opt for a shade with yellow hues.