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
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..