Red lips are a truly timeless, amazingly sexy trend. But now, according to Vogue: “Fuchsia is the new red.” Apparently it’s fresher, younger and more modern. But say WHAAT?
In my opinion, nothing can beat a kick-ass red lipstick.
So here’s what you’ll need to achieve that perfect red pout:
- A lip conditioner of your choice (Chapstick, salve, ect.)
- One red lipliner
- A red lipstick that you adore
- Optional: A gloss
Okay, so the first step is easy. Just soften up those lips! If you have any dead skin or icky stuff like that, exfoliate first with a wet cloth, toothbrush, or lip scrub.
The next part is a bit trickier. Lining your pucker and filling it in. Gahhhd, this is my least favorite part. I always end up making one edge too thin, the other too thick, or drawing outside my actual lip line. But it’s possible to achieve. Just take your time! I like to soften out the edges of my lips when I draw them, to make my lips look fuller, softer, and more youthful and plump.
So now, fill in your lips with the lipstick of your choice! You can use a brush, or apply it straight from the tube. In my opinion, lip brushes are a bit too fussy.
NOW. You’re sort of done, unless you want to apply gloss. I LOVE gloss on a red lip. It makes your lips look so juicy and seductive! If it comes in a squeezy-tube thingy, you can put a little on your finger and gently spread it on top of the lipstick. You don’t want to disturb any product underneath the gloss!
And you’re done. Congrats :}
- Ganache For Lips Lip Balm in “Lemon Mousse”
- Beautique Lipliner in “Real Red”
- MAC Lipstick in “MAC Red” (Satin)
- Femme Couture Lip Luster in “Cherry Frost”