Bold red lips are timeless and will always be sexy. Sporting a crimson pucker, however, may be easier said than done. We’ve all seen examples of how red can go horribly wrong. With these five tricks, you can avoid looking like a hot mess and pull off those cherry red lips with class.
CHOOSE THE RIGHT SHADE OF RED FOR YOU.
The easiest way to find the right shade for you is to apply the lipstick only to the top lip and compare the color against your lower lip. If the shade is one or two shades lighter or darker than your natural lip color, then you’ve found yourself a winner.
USE A LIP PENCIL.
Outline and fill in lips with a lip pencil that matches the shade of your lipstick. This establishes a color base and will make your lipstick last longer.
KEEP OIL-FREE EYE-MAKEUP REMOVER ON HAND.
If you accidentally apply lipstick beyond your lip line and it stains, dap a cotton swab with an oil-free eye-makeup remover and erase your mistake. The stain will immediately disappear, leaving no trace. Since the makeup remover is oil-free, you won’t have to worry about it making the rest of your lipstick blurry either.
KEEP IT SIMPLE.
Go easy on the eye makeup and sport a fresh face. The more natural the rest of your makeup looks the more your lipstick will pop.
DO THE “FINGER TEST.”
After applying lipstick, put your finger in your mouth and close your lips around the base of your finger. Pull your finger out of your mouth while keeping your lips pursed. This will remove the lipstick from the inner lips and prevent staining your teeth.
Wearing red lipstick can be a scary thought, but with these five tips, you’ll rock it like nobody’s business. Don’t keep these tips tricks to yourself. Share them with your girlfriends, so you all can look fabulous together!