Friday, 8 March 2013

The classic red lip

Hey everyone,

         I love red lips. A red lip is the perfect way to dress up an understated outfit. So, here's how you can carry the red lip with confidence, or any bright color for that matter.

Lucy Hale
         So, let's get started:

- Cleanse, tone and moisturize your skin. Let the moisturizer set for about ten minutes before applying makeup.

- Use a concealer to hide any spots or redness and also under your eyes to cover dark circles. Follow up with a foundation that matches your skin tone and blend well even on your neck.

- Complete the base with a translucent powder, as this will make the foundation last longer and stay in place.

- Use a neutral toned eye shadow as a base on the upper eyelids and blend well till the crease line.

- With an angled brush or an eyeliner brush, apply eyeliner as close to the upper lash line as possible and blend well. Highlight the inner corner of your eyes and brow bones with a highlighter or a white pencil. (You can also use the white liner along your lower lash line to make your eyes appear wide and awake.)

- Swipe at least two coats of mascara on your upper and lower lashes.

- Apply blush on the apples of cheeks and blend well towards your ears. Apply bronzer on the hollows of your cheeks for contouring and highlighter on your cheekbones and along the bridge of your nose.

- Outline your lips with a red lip liner which is of the exact shade as your lipstick and fill in your lips with the lip pencil. This will make your lipstick last longer. Apply your lipstick on top of it and blot with a tissue paper. Dab on some translucent powder through the tissue to ensure that the color stays in place. Apply another coat of your lipstick and add a hint of gloss just at the centre.

Tip: For darker skin tones, use shades of reds mixed with a bit of brown or chocolate. Keep the tones deeper. While blue-based reds tend to make your teeth look whiter, coral and poppy reds can actually make your teeth appear more yellow.

Which lip color is your favorite?

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  1. I just got my first proper bright red lipstick. Can't wait to try it out! x

    1. Do let me know how it turned out to be. :)

  2. I love bright or dark colours! Bright reds, bright pinks, but I also love dark purples and dark browns. I love having dramatic lips with a neutral eye, it's my favorite makeup look!

  3. Yeah, they look really good! :)

  4. i know, red is sexy

    1. Yeah, I'd totally agree with you on that! ;)