Putting on a classic red lip is a great way to add some “oomph” to any outfit. A plain white shirt and jeans suddenly looks incredibly sexy when combined with red lips, and it’s guaranteed to make you feel like the boss woman you are! However lipstick can be a little tricky, so here are some tips on how to create your perfect red lip.
First and foremost, find the shade of red that works for you. There are many ways to go about this, but a quick rule of thumb I use is that if the veins in your wrists look blue, go for lipsticks with more blue or pink undertones. If your veins are green or teal, then look for lipsticks with more orange undertones. This is not one of the ten commandments though, feel free to go crazy trying lipsticks on your hand at the makeup store and just pick whichever you like best!
Now that you have your lipstick, it is time to prepare the canvas- your lips! Brush your teeth to their whitest; any discoloration will pop against the red. Next exfoliate with a little scrub of a toothbrush on damp lips, followed by a light layer of Chapstick. This will ensure smooth application of the lipstick!
Alright, it’s game time. If there’s any excess Chapstick blot it away with a tissue, and begin to line your lips. This can be either in the color of your lipstick, or a nude color. It doesn’t really matter so long as there’s a barrier between your lips and your skin, and you’re ready to put your lipstick on! Completely fill in your lips, and use a small brush to apply lipstick on the more precise areas like the corners of your mouth and cupid’s bow. Blot your lips with a tissue and use another small brush with concealer to make your lip line extra sharp. Apply one more layer of lipstick, and you’re ready for a Beyoncé day! If you would like any more tips on wearing red lipstick check out Youtube for video tutorials, there are millions of great ones.
Bring the lipstick, Chapstick, and maybe a small brush for touchups during the day and enjoy feeling like a million bucks!
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