Hmmmm. The perfect red lip you say? Simple! Follow these three quick and easy steps for a flawless red lip. Although this trick works for all colours - I find it really helps create that 'clean' look a red lip requires.
Here is what you will need:
Step 1: Outline your lips with your lip pencil. Make sure that your lips line up in the corners (not everyone's does naturally). Try to trace your lip line as closely as possible. If you make a mistake just take a bit of makeup remover and try again! It takes practice.
Step 2: The fun part. Colour in your lips! If your lips are dry and flaky you might want to use an exfoliant first or a lip treatment. It is hard to apply lip liner to dry lips - so keep that in mind.
Step 3: Last but not least, apply your lipstick. For this look I used Stila's Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso. It goes on liquid, but dries matte; and they weren't kidding when they said 'stay all day'!
People often say to me, "I love lipstick, but it never lasts!" Well, you're not alone. I remember as a kid my mom often saying she needed 'to put her lips on' before we went into places. The translation: her lipstick had worn off and she needed to re-apply. It happens to the best of us. The trick to add staying power to lipstick is lip liner. If you line and fill your lips with lip liner before applying your lipstick, you will be amazed at how much longer your colour lasts. Try it, and let me know what you think!
Thanks for reading!
Favourite Bridal Makeup Artist
I am a freelance makeup artist who works out of Waterloo. I am an Ontario qualified teacher with a passion for makeup. I love to help people look and feel their very best!