MakeUp4All AUTUMN 2011 Online Beauty Magazine

Holiday Season Is All About the Red Lips

Although plum and burgundy are the hottest lip colours this season red lip is often associated with the holidays! And you will always look classy and fabulous with red lipstick!

I’ve found this quote of Gwyneth Paltrow and I thought I’d share with you: “Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick.”

  • So how do you wear your red? Do you like sheer and sparkling red gloss?
  • Or maybe  hot and glossy red lipstick?
  • Fan of vintage glamour? Then you go for classy matte red lips!

I believe that every girl can find a perfect red for herself but no matter what kind of red you’ve chosen there are some tips that will help everyone:

1.Exfoliate and Moisturize

Make sure that your lips are moisturized (you can use a lip scrub before moisturizing, something like  Sara Happ) and not dry so that the lipstick glides on and doesn’t emphasize the dry parts. What girl doesn’t like a beautiful lip balm especially the one that smells like strawberry and comes in a beautiful vintage package? Like this one I’ve got for myself from Rose & Co for £4.99 from Boots.

I just had to show it

2. The Lipstick

I guess we all know how to use a lip gloss, but what about the lipstick? There are so many ways to do it! You can use it straight from the  tube, use it with a brush or apply it with your fingers over the lip balm for a more natural and sheer effect.

Urban Decay Revolution

This is how I like to use a red lipstick. I usually go for a deep hot red (glossy or matte, depends on my mood really) and use it with a brush for a precise application. I start from the middle of the lips and  then take it to the edges. The tip that I’ve learned not so long ago is to use the lip liner after the lipstick is applied for a better contour. You can also use the same lipstick with a small and precise lip brush to contour the lips.

3. More Tricks

Try putting one layer than blot it with the tissue and apply the other layer, this will make your lipstick stay on much longer!

You can use some concealer around the edges of your lips to cover any imperfections and to make the contour even more precise.

One more thing which you can do  is to add a small amount of highlighter just above your lip.

Rimmel Colour Show Off lipstick in Kiss Me

And what about you? How do you like to wear your red lipstick or do you like your gloss? What shades do you like? Do you have any special tips?

12 Responses to “Holiday Season Is All About the Red Lips”
  1. That red lipstick is so gorgeous. Love it!

  2. Rocaille says:

    Loved this post, you rock red lips perfectly! x

  3. gio says:

    Great tips! I lack the confidence to wear red lips but you rock them!

  4. Goya says:

    I always line my lips with liner of in natural color, and then apply lipstick.

  5. Gwyneth is so right on this one 🙂

  6. Vonvon says:

    My current fav red lipstick is MAC Dubonnet. It’s a deep red, almost wine!

  7. Marina says:

    Breville800JEXL , Rocaille, Gio – thank you very much! x

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