A red lip is something that will never go out of style. Red lips have and I can guarantee will always be a classic. Even though it can be very intimidating to someone who doesn’t wear very bright or bold makeup, it really is a matter of practice and patience. Once you get this under your belt you’ll be wearing it all year round to special events, nights out or anywhere else you can think of.
The first thing you should do before you start your red lip is you definitely need to exfoliate and moisturize your lips before you get started with your face makeup. It will help the lipstick to glide on a lot smoother as well as giving you an even application. Nothing is worse than trying to put red lipstick on dry and cracked lips.
The second thing that you should do is to line your lips with a red lip liner. This will help keep your lipstick in place and prevent it from feathering throughout the day. Wearing red lipstick can be a huge mess if it isn’t controlled properly.
The most exciting step to this whole look is actually applying your red lip. Use whatever red lipstick that you have on hand, some of my favorites are ones with blue undertones, because they make your teeth look whiter. I also love a matte lipstick over any other kind, so that’s what I tend to use. Depending on what method you use to fill in your lips, do that. Some people find it easier to use a lip brush and others apply it straight from the tube. Whichever way is most comfortable for you, do that. It can get out of hand very easily, so take your time with this.
If you do make a mistake and go out of the lines, you can use a small concealer brush and either leftover foundation, concealer in your skin tone, or even face powder to clean up the mistakes and make the look more crisp and clean.
I hope you enjoyed this classic red lip guide. If you do try this out I would love for you to mention me in your pictures on Twitter. You can even use the hashtag #defineherallure! If you want a more modern take on this look, I also have a post titled Red Lip: Reloaded, that would be perfect for this holiday season.
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