Tutorial – How To Wear Red Lipstick Perfectly
Here are the essentials that you need before you start applying your lipstick.
What You Need
Step By Step Tutorial With Pictures
Follow these simple steps to achieve the perfect, most luscious red pout.
Step 1: Prep Your Lips
Apply a nourishing lip balm, preferably before you start doing your makeup, so it has enough time to get absorbed into your skin. If your lips are chapped or dry, gently exfoliate them using a wet wipe and buff away any dead skin.
Step 2: Blot Away The Lip Balm
Do not go in with your lipstick directly after prepping your lips. Instead, use a tissue to blot away the lip balm. Next, apply a light layer of powder on your lips with a brush to create a nice and dry canvas for your lipstick to adhere to.
Step 3: Apply The Lipstick
Apply lipstick before you apply your lip liner. Use a lip brush to really work the formula into your lips.
Step 4: Time For Your Lip Pencil
Use a lip pencil in a shade that matches your red lipstick to define the edges and correct any unevenness or asymmetry on the lips. You can also use the pencil to slightly (yes, just slightly) overdraw the lips to make them look poutier and fuller.
Pro Tip: Don’t use a lip liner that’s significantly lighter than your lipstick unless you want to make your lips look smaller. Also, don’t use one that’s a lot darker than your lipstick, unless you’re going for an ombre look (in which case, you must remember to blend it out really, really well).
Step 5: Blot Your Lips
Take one ply of tissue paper and press it against your lips to absorb any excess oils and then reapply another light layer of your lipstick. This will double the wear time of your lipstick.
Step 6: Clean Up
Use an angular brush with a little bit of concealer on it to clean up and sharpen the edges of your lips. You’re using the brush like an eraser to achieve a crispy, clean edge. Finally, take a brush and dip it in some face powder. Use it to powder the skin right along the edges of your lips.
This will help absorb any excess oils in the area, preventing the lipstick from melting and bleeding.
Step 7: Check For Lipstick On Your Teeth
When wearing red lipstick, we make the common mistake of not checking for stains on our teeth. Make sure you do a quick check before stepping out.
Ladies, if you’re new to lipstick, don’t be afraid to rock red just because it’s a bold color. Embrace the confidence that your red lipstick lends you! Red lipstick not only looks great with your little black dress on a special night out, but it also looks incredibly cool with a pair of jeans and a casual sweater on a Saturday afternoon.
That was our take on how to wear red lipstick perfectly and make it last all day. If you have any go-to techniques when it comes to lipstick application, feel free to share them with us in the comments section below.