So you’d like to have a crimson pout but don’t think you can pull if off? Well think again! Here are some helpful tips to finding that inner siren.
which hue are you?
The perfect red might take a few tries to find, but let your skin tone be your guide. Do you have cool or a warm tone? Cool complexions are pale with pink undertones and tend to burn easily in the sun. Whereas warm complexions have yellow, olive or darker undertones and tan easier in the sun.
Cooler complexions you should choose a blue based red, pinkish red or a true red tone.
Warmer complexions should choose reds with an orange, gold or coral tone.
How to apply:
First get lips super smooth by exfoliating.(Red chapped dry lips wont look very pretty.) Dust a little loose powder on lips to give the lipstick something to grab onto. Line and fill in lips with a liner that closely matches lipstick color. Apply lipstick and blot with a tissue for extra staining. Go easy on the rest of your makeup. There is no faster way to ruin a sexy red lip than by it compete with your eye makeup and blush.
The secret weapon is really just being comfortable and feeling confident to back it up. So stand up straight and smile
My favorite colors:
MAC: Brick for a lipliner, Crazed, Ruby Woo, Russian Red New York Red Apple for lipstick, Rue D’ Rouge for lipgloss, and Persist for a lip-stain.
Nars: Jungle Red, Heat Wave for lipstick and Red Square for lip pencil.
Do you have a favorite red lipstick? I am always looking for new colors to try.
Thanks for reading,
Red lipstick can be gorgeous but I find that unless my teeth are super-white it makes them look yellowish in comparison.
I used to have the same problem! Going with a shade thats a cooler base helps tone down the yellow of your teeth.
Must Have Boxes said:
Great red lip tips! Thanks for sharing.
For some cheaper alternatives there’s a NYX one called ‘Perfect Red’ (a blue-toned red which is great for making your teeth look white :P) and Covergirl’s ‘Hot Passion’, which is allegedly Taylor Swift’s favourite red lipstick 🙂
Great! Thanks for sharing 🙂