Friday, December 6, 2013

Red Lip Tricks

One thing I love about this time of the year is all the beautiful colors! The blues, golds, whites, greens, and who can for get the reds.

A red lip can complete almost any look. 

Here are a few tips and tricks to grt the perfect red lip. 

1. Prep your lips.
With the cold weather it is very easy for lips to become dry and cracky. You want to make sure you moisterize your lips before you sport a red lip, because cracky lips wont hold color long.

2. |Outline|
By using a lip liner you ensure that the color you are appling wont bugde. A lip liner helps the color from moving all over your lips and bleeding. 

You want to use a lip liner very similar to the shade of the lipstick you are going to be applying.

3. The lipstick.
You want to make sure that when you apply the lipstick you apply is evenly and generously.

It may be easier to use a lip brush when applying the lip color. A lip brush will help keep the edges sharp and the look clean.

Another trick you can try is appling the color in the center of your lips and blending it out with your finger. Not only does this make it easier but it can also make the look softer.

4. The gloss 
This step is completly optional. A gloss can add that final touch to the color and make the color shin. 

Personally I am a fan of matte red lips. If you dont own one you can easily achieve the look by dabbing your lips with a tissue.

5. Other Tricks.
- Applying concealer around your lips after putting on will make the red pop and will help the color from smearing.

- Taking you pointer finger, put your lips around it and pull your finger out. Weird, but this will get off and exsess lipstick and will ensure none of the product transfers to your teeth.

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