Everybody loves wearing red lipstick for it’s fashion statement and it dramatic looks. Celebrities like Taylor Swift, Meaghan Trainor, Katie Perry, Gwen Stephanie etc. have made it their signature style-look. Red lipstick goes with everything from casual to all dressed up for the red carpet. However, the downside of wearing red lipstick may be how to keep your red lips rockin’ all day! These tips help keep the red on.
How to apply
Use a gentle lip scrub on your lips to remove any chapped skin and to leave a smooth finish, ready for the colour red. Pat dry. For staying power, it’s best to get a red lipliner the same colour as the true red lipstick you are working with. I say true red because this is the classic red all the celebs are wearing. Begin by using small strokes to outline the upper lip with the lip liner and outline your lips, until they are completely outlined.
Then with the pointy end of the lipstick or with the use of a flat end sable lip brush, fill in the entire lip area with a thin layer of red lipstick. You can go over some areas and apply a bit more to give it a slightly more luxurious thickness until the look is luxurious and all even. At this point you may want to dab all over very slightly with concealor or a touch of foundation using a triangle wedge sponge applicator to keep it matte and set the application. Then finish with a last layer. Now press your lips together to set the lipstick.
*Important- for extra staying power you can finish by patting all over with your pressed foundation powder very lightly. No powder should be visible though.
Maintenance through the day
Be careful not to keep wetting your lips. This will eventually break down the lipstick and it will smear and or disappear. Don’t touch your lips with your fingers and be careful when you’re eating or drinking. Of course, you will have to touch the lipstick up and your lipliner brush will be the best way to do that, so keep it with you, in your bag. You can bring a gloss or balm to give it a slick finish later in the day, if preferred, but matte is the best look right now.
And be careful brushing by things as one downside of red lipstick is the staining power it possesses.
Making it look great
Smile a lot when you’re wearing red lipstick because you have nailed the look and now you must own it. When you’re wearing red lipstick- you say to the world you’ve got confidence and you know who you are. And for this day, anyway, you’re a celebrity too.