Many women will happily tell you that they’re just not brave enough to go super bold and wear a red lip, or that they’ve never been able to find a red lipstick which suits them, but there’s an old saying which goes “there’s a red lipstick for every face”, so we thought we’d give you some tips on how to totally rock a red lip:
Make Sure Your Lips Are in Good Nick
If you’re making a statement with a bright lip colour, you’re not going to want to have flaky lips which look like they’re falling off of your face, so make sure you slather on Decleor Luxuriant Nourishing Lip Balm to get your lips feeling smooth and nourished.
Choose the Right Red
There are SO many different shades of red out there, some with blue undertones, some with orange undertones and some with pink undertones, and they’re all suited to different colourings and complexions. Head to a make-up counter and spend some time with the consultant finding a red that you feel amazing in.
Avoid the Bleed
If you have a lot of fine lines around your mouth, any shade of lipstick could potentially bleed into them, but red will show up quite badly. Dermalogica Nightly Lip Treatment is designed to target those feather lines around your lip and will plump them up to stop your cosmetics bleeding out.
Get a Lip Liner
In the old days, lip liner was a bit iffy, and would leave you with a halo of colour round your mouth once your lippy had worn off. These days, we suggest that you buy a lip liner in a shade which is the closest possible to your lippy and colour in your WHOLE lip area, not just the edges. This will not only give your colour more lasting power, but also protect from the bleed-through we mentioned above.
Remove it Properly
Red lipstick often contains very strong pigments, some of which can even stain the skin, so removing it properly is a must. Elemis White Flowers Eye and Lip Make-Up Remover is designed to deal with even the toughest waterproof make-up and will blitz your red lips once you want to go back to a natural look.