Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Tutorial: Perfect Red Lips

Dear readers,

Lately I have become obsessed with red lipstick.

I have bought various shades (with most of them being on the way so I can't say anything about them for the moment - will post reviews with swatches when they're delivered).

I decided to do a step by step how to achieve perfect red lips with staying power. I'm not saying this is the right way - it is how I do it, but a lot of women seem to use this method when applying red lipstick.





Step 1:




Start by applying a lip balm and leaving it so soak for a minute or two, then wipe it off. If you have dry, chapped lips, buff them with an old toothbrush. Chapped lips are a no no with any kind of lipstick colour, never mind red.


Step 2:



Cover your lips with concealer or foundation. This will not only act as a primer but will also neutralise your natural lip shade - making the lipstick colour brighter.

Here I used Rimmel Hide the Blemish Concealer in 'Soft Honey'.


Step 3:




Line your lips with a lipliner of your choice. This will stop your lipstick from feathering (especially if you have wrinkles around your mouth) and will also make your lipstick look more precise.

I used Maybelline Super Stay Lip Liner in 'Red'.


Step 4:




Fill in your lips with the lip liner. This will act as a base to the lipstick and will improve its staying power.


Step 5: 



Fill in your lips with the lipstick of your choice. You can fill them in with a lipstick brush or straight from the lipstick bullet.

My lip colour is Max Factor's Ruby Tuesday.


Step 6:



Using an angled brush (or a similar small brush), contour your lips using a concealer. This will also stop any feathering and you can also correct any mistakes. It was also give your lips a more polished look. Blend concealer and fix using a tiny amount of powder.


Step 7:




....and you're done! You can leave it as is (top picture) or put on some lipgloss (bottom).


Products used:




Hope this helps!

Scarlet kisses,

Lorraine
xoxo


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