With Christmas only a couple of days away and New Years right around the corner I’m seeing more and more red lipstick being worn. I adore red lipstick and it can look so good and make you feel so confident, but it does have its downsides. It can be very messy to apply, requires more precision than lighter colours and can also need a lot of maintenance throughout the day to keep it fresh, but today I’m sharing the way I apply red lipstick to minimise these potential problems.
1.First moisturise your lips, I do this once I have my foundation on so that I can let it work while I do the rest of my make-up. I use Vaseline Original Lip Therapy, but any of the Vaseline lip balms are great to moisturise your lips, another lip balm I would also recommend would be The Body Shop Hemp Lip Conditioner, which is so lovely for everyday use and really does wonders for your lips.
2.Once my lips are all primed and prepared, you can do this by putting foundation on your lips and it acts as a really good base, I then use lip liner to go over the outline of my lips, I think the Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Liner is brilliant to use. I line my lips by first marking out my cupids bow; I do this by drawing an ‘X’ where the cupids bow is and then follow the natural outline of the rest of my lips with the liner.
3.Following this, I find filling in the rest of my lips with the liner really helps to give the lipstick more staying power and also helps to amplify the colour more.
4.I apply the lipstick with a brush, I use the Real Techniques Detailer Brush which I’ve found is the perfect size and shape to apply lipstick, I apply the lipstick all over my lips and blot it by simply kissing a piece of tissue. Some people apply foundation around the outside of the lips to prevent it bleeding but I have found that I don’t need to do this.
I find that this way helps to keep my lipstick looking neat and fresh for ages, but it will obviously need to be reapplied at some point; I would only reapply directly on what you are already wearing once or twice because after that it can start to look quite messy and unattractive, if you need to reapply more I would recommend removing the lipstick you have on and redoing it all again because it isn’t a long process and keeps you red lipstick looking great!
So that’s how I apply my red lipstick and make it last while looking fresh! This will be my last post before Christmas so I hope you all have an absolutely cracking Christmas! As always any comments and feedback are welcome.