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Apply Red Lipstick Perfectly

September 21, 2017

Hi all,

One of the favorite color in lipsticks is red right? Who doesn’t love to apply red lipstick perfectly? It looks so simple, but can also be difficult to achieve!



There’s no doubt that red lips are the perfect attention-grabbers as they are sexy, classic, and great for any occasion. With only few steps, you can learn to wear red lips the right way.

Pick the Right Formula


Consider Matte-



The most classic look available is a matte red lip. Matte lipsticks are the longest lasting and won’t feather over time, making them ideal for a long day at work or a night out at a concert.


Try a glossy-



For a more modern red look, try a glossy red lipstick. Unlike the sparkly red glosses of our pre-teen days, glossy reds are now made to add a sophisticated touch to your lips. Wear a glossy red lipstick as a stand-alone color, or layer it over a matte shade for extra long wear.

Apply it Perfectly


Smooth out your lips-

One unfortunate consequence of wearing red lipstick especially matte lipstick is that dry, peeling, and flaky lips are exaggerated. Scrub your lips to remove any dead skin, and follow up with moisturising the lips with lip balm. Your lips will look significantly improved in red lipstick if they are smoothed and softened first.

Outline your lips with a Highlighter-



To make your lips really pop, use a light concealer or highlighter and a small brush to apply around the outside of your lips. Gently blend the outer edge of the line for a more natural look. This will draw attention to your lips and create a greater contrast between the red of your lips and the natural tone of your skin.


Add Lip Liner



The first step is to outline your lip’s cupid bow with lip pencil in order to avoid making mistakes when applying the lipstick.

Using a red lip pencil or liner, apply a slant line to your cupid bow and then apply another slant line to make an X.



After you’ve made your X, locate the lowest point of your lower lip and draw a line that follows the curve of your lip. Once the line has been drawn, dot certain parts of your lips to serve as a guide.

Draw on the outline of your lips, and then fill in the entirety of your lips with the liner. Slightly line outside your lips if you want your lips to look bigger. Consider using a reverse liner; it’s clear and it allows you to outline your lips to prevent lipstick from running and bleeding. If you don’t have a lip liner, pat concealer across your lips.


Apply the Lipstick-



Apply a smooth, even coat of lipstick to the complete surface of your lips. You can apply it directly out of the tube, or use a lip brush for a more precise application. Make sure to pucker slightly so expose the soft center of your lips, an area often forgotten about.


Wearing Red Lipstick Effectively


Keep the rest of your makeup subtle-



As such a bold statement, it is important to keep the rest of your makeup toned down. Heavy eye makeup with red lipstick will leave you looking childish. Keep a neutral eye with soft skin for the most classic look.


Reapply when Necessary-



It is necessary to reapply red lipstick every few hours. When you noticed that it has faded significantly, swipe few more coat. Keeping your lipstick fresh will keep your look classy rather than sloppy.



And there you have it! Sexy, bold and perfect red lips in just few easy steps! Have fun… Wear your favourite red lipstick confidently and flaunt it proudly. Do you like wearing lipstick? Which is your favourite red lipstick.. Do share in comments..







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  • Reply Ruchie September 26, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    This seems perfect post for me …

  • Reply snehalboricha September 26, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    The tips and tricks you have shared are all effective! Great post! 👌

  • Reply Hena Jose September 26, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    So well explained. You have detailed each steps. I never knew about putting an x and then applying lipstick.

  • Reply Beautitude September 27, 2017 at 3:52 am

    Wow I loved this post and is much needed for me . I always do mistake while applying red lipstick. This would b helpful for me

  • Reply My Closet Diary September 27, 2017 at 4:59 am

    Loved all the tips and tricks, I usually outline my lips with a lip liner. 🙂

  • Reply Jayshree Bhagat September 27, 2017 at 6:40 am

    I am a huge fan of red lipstick and I have about 10 shades of them.. Will keep the tips in mind

  • Reply Rashmi September 27, 2017 at 6:55 am

    Such detailing.. loved the shade n of course the post.. will definitely try it out

  • Reply Dr Bushra September 27, 2017 at 8:29 am

    Love the concept and the detailed about the correct way to apply red lipstick. I’ve never try the pure red matte but this post gives me confidence enough to wear it soon

  • Reply Varsh September 27, 2017 at 8:29 am

    I love red lipsticks but feel a bit conscious of wearing them and pulling them off. May be with your tips I can give it a try.

  • Reply Minakshi Bajpai September 27, 2017 at 9:12 am

    Very beautifully you explained how perfectly one should apply a lip shade. Your tips are useful. Thanks for sharing

  • Reply Nisha Malik September 27, 2017 at 9:19 am

    Red lipstick 👄 can change the game. Following your article one can acheive the desired red lips.

  • Reply BeautyMommies September 27, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    Until very recently I was very skeptical about using Red- becoz of my skin tone and pigmented lips- but I have found the perfect red for me- a red with blue undertones that is perfect!!

  • Reply Ghazala Naseem September 27, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    Nice post , red lipsticks are my favorite , helps to get a gorgeous look 😊

  • Reply Radhika September 28, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Very details and useful review, thanks!

  • Reply Bulbul Varma September 28, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    All these techniques are very helpful and I have personally tried some of these ! Very useful

  • Reply Jill Fickling-Conyers October 6, 2017 at 12:51 am

    I love matte lipstick but like you said, it dries my lips. Not very attractive.

  • Reply Tanya @ Intimate Explorations October 6, 2017 at 3:17 am

    I never wear lipstick! I just don’t think it looks nice on me. But these red lips look enticing! Red lipstick is awesome if you can wear it. Thanks for the very detailed instructions. They’re awesome! 🙂

  • Reply Krysti Jaims October 6, 2017 at 4:18 am

    This was very helpful to read all of your tips! I’m such an amateur when it comes to lippy.

  • Reply Cynthia Salgado October 6, 2017 at 8:50 am

    Yes, I never really learned how to apply lipstick, let alone makeup! I do like it but there are so many tools that sometimes I have no idea what to do with them. I need to get myself one of those pens to outline, it will definitely make it easier!

  • Reply Cole Nemeth Lifestyle Blogger October 6, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    This is actually super helpful! I tried wearing red lipstick recently without using a lip liner and it was a messsss! I also really like the matte red.

  • Reply NM (@nmdiariesx) October 6, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    OOO I have never though of lining my lips like that and then applying lipstick on top. My red lips always tend to get messy so maybe I should try this out!

  • Reply emmaeatsandexplores October 6, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    Never knew the trick about drawing the X – thanks for that. I love my red lipstick so will try that out next time

  • Reply Jack Jaleby October 6, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    Very nice review !! Recommend for my wife

  • Reply dawnwairimu October 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    i love wearing a red lip on special occasions. it is such a flattering color for all skin tones. looks amazing on everyone.

  • Reply toastycritic October 7, 2017 at 6:49 am

    That does look like beautiful lipstick. My daughter really isn’t ready for that yet, but I agree that this would be a beautiful color.

  • Reply thenafranssen October 10, 2017 at 11:55 am

    Love the red lipstick, wear it loud and proud!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply omtripsblog October 12, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    Nice tips, they are old but gold 🙂

  • Reply Sonja Josipovic October 12, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    Loved all tips and tricks, red lipstick is my favorite!

  • Reply Denise October 12, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    you can’t go wrong with red I always say, these look gorgeous

  • Reply The Pondering Father October 12, 2017 at 11:16 pm

    Sharing this post with my wife! Nice job!

  • Reply thenafranssen October 13, 2017 at 11:25 am

    Great post, I love red lipstick but you def. have to be perfect in putting it on!

  • Reply Nikhil October 13, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    Important tip

  • Reply Emman Damian December 8, 2017 at 3:12 am

    Very well explained! I think matte lasts longer.

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