3 Simple Steps and Beauty Tips to get that perfect Red Lip
Red is sexy and sophisticated- it’s extremely feminine and is a true classic! The best part is that ANYONE can wear it! For those who fear to wear red lipstick, don’t worry because it’s all about finding the texture that works for you.
Red lips say something positive about how you feel about yourself! Unlike those who just wear clear lipgloss, the red-lipsticked among the crowd will get noticed. Red lipstick instantly transforms your face and can take you from real-life to red carpet glamour instantly.
One thing we all know to be true, red lips are like the little black dress, they will NEVER go out of style!
HERE ARE 3 SIMPLE STEPS TO GET YOUR KILLER RED LIP:
- Use a lip-toned lip liner to line the true lips of your mouth. Modifying the lip line when using red lipstick is a big no-no. Feather the lip liner using short strokes and then smudge the line with your fingers to soften it up.
- Use a lip brush to paint the lip color onto your lips. Smile with the mouth closed and, using a clean eye shadow brush, soften the edges.
- Dip the eye shadow brush into your flesh-toned pressed powder and follow along the edge of the lip cover up and remove any imperfections.
BEAUTY TIP #1: Always apply a red stain to your lips before red lipstick. When the color from the lipstick begins to fade, you’ll still have a red flush on the lips.
BEAUTY TIP #2: If you’re wearing a turtleneck or blazer in a deeper color like black, gray or forest green, red lipstick sets it off beautifully.
So you’ve applied your red lip but you still have some burning questions like, “What do I do with the rest of my makeup?” or “How do I keep my red lipstick from transferring onto everything I kiss, drink, or eat?” Well, I answered the most common FAQs below.
Red lips should be the only feature on your face making a statement. Leave everything else light and simple. Example: It’s very chic to pair a red lip with well-groomed eyebrows, black mascara, and chocolate brown eyeliner by adding a pink blush on cheeks to keep the look sophisticated and fresh.
FAQ ANSWER #2
Never apply red lipstick to chapped lips! If your lips are dry, exfoliate them by rubbing gently with a toothbrush and applying lip balm before the red lipstick. Since bleeding can also occur with most mattes, before applying, trace all the way around the lips with a neutral lip liner — it acts as a fence for lipstick.
FAQ ANSWER #3
To keep your lipstick from transferring, blot, blot, and blot! Kiss a tissue or the back of your hand a couple of times until no trace of lipstick is left behind. You can also use a red gel-based stain on your lips as opposed to a gloss or lipstick.
Now, go forth and conquer the world!
Jaime Brown is a Nespresso fiend Mompreneur, Hip Hop Dance Teacher and the Co-founder of SWEDISH JEALOUSY LIPSTICKS. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and Roblox loving son. She’s on Instagram and Facebook and you can find her two perfect shade lipstick duo WEEK & WEEKEND on her website, www.swedishjealousy.com.