Red lips are a classic and sexy look that will never be out of style. To get your lips to the perfect red shade that you love, here are a few tricks that you should know.
Makeup experts say that we as women don't wear red lipstick as often because it's known to bleed into our skin creating a mess. Using a pressed powder, spread the powder evenly and smoothly over your lips just before you apply your lipstick will give the color something to grip on to and prevents your color from bleeding into the surrounding skin. It also keeps the color on.
Is your favorite shade of red a bit too bright for a professional look or for a day out in town? What you need to do is dab some gold or green lip product on your lips to tone down and even out your color a bit. While toning down the color, you even gave your lips an up to date yet classy look.
Keep Calm And Lip Balm
Yes, do put on lip balm with your lipstick but instead of putting it under your lip color put it over the color. Putting your lip balm over your lipstick gives the color a chance to set in and stain your lips. Makeup artists suggest using a lip balm that is more waxy than it is oily.
My Bloody Valentine
You now have a perfect use for that extra fake blood that's just lying around from Halloween. Using just a drop of the fake blood you can blend it onto your lips or even your cheeks to get a nice natural looking rose color to your cheeks and lips. It's the perfect way to make your lips super kissable without the mess of picking out shades.
Hot And Cold
When it comes to picking out shades, you know you can be indecisive. So instead of doing the hour long debate on whether to use a warm shade or a colder shade just use both shades to give your lips a fuller look. Apply your cool red shade to your lips fully, and then with your warmer red apply the color to the center of your lips.
Layers, Layers, Layers
If you want your gorgeous lip color to stay all day or all night while you're out with friends then don't be afraid of your layers. You can use a waterproof lip pencil to line and color in your lips, then using a matte red apply your lipstick as normal. Take a tissue between your lips and mash your lips on the tissue, then take that lipstick again and apply more; once done take a liquid lipstick and apply it to your lips and watch as your color now stays on during your planned activities.
If you're one of the ladies that loves the way gloss looks but hate how it feels then all you have to do is take your red and apply to your lips. Next, with a pastel or even a nude color dab it onto your cupids bow and mush your lips together blending nicely. Viola! There you have it, the shine of light hitting your pout without the slimey part of your gloss.
To get a "just ate some fruit and the juice is on my lips" look, make a kissy face like you would to your crush. Good, now dab some of your color onto your lips while you're making your kissy face; your finger is a great tool for this project.
Lipstick To Go
If you're going out but can't take your whole makeup regime with you in a tiny purse, then take a lipstick to go! Load up a retractable lipstick brush with your favorite red and pack it in the tiny bag you carry; that way you can apply it nicely without having to carry your other tools
We all know that cherry Kool-Aid is tasty but it also works as a great lip stain! A cheap alternative to lipstick and it also helps get rid of all that extra Kool-Aid, just mix a dash of that cherry powder to your favorite lip balm and there you have it. Just that one step and you have a great lip stain that smells great, and if you mix some of that cherry powder into a moisturizer it makes for a great cream blush.
Concealer is a Must
To avoid having the color "bleed" onto your skin, add a little concealer around your lips. This will make sure the bright color stays where it is supposed to!
Say "No" to Red Liner
Unless you have the same exact shade of liner, your reds won't match. Not matching may not seem like that big of a deal but it can look a little strange. Instead go for a clear or neutral liner. Plus, it will go with every color of lipstick!
Nothing is worse than putting a bold color on dry, chapped lips. Before you start your lipstick routine, wet your lips with water then gently rub them with your towel or brown sugar. Now you have a beautifully smooth canvas.
Want to stand out? Try ombre lips. Once you have prepped your lips, lightly line with grey eyeliner and smudge it a little with your finger. Then apply, your lipstick. It's such an easy way to make your bold lips even bolder!