Bold, Fearless Red Lips Are Here To Stay!

14 Sep

Easy Tips for Wearing Red Lipstick

Red lipstick is classic, elegant, versatile and with these guidelines, everyone can wear it and should.

Whether you’re in the market for a sultry sheen or a daytime matte, a sexy red lip puts the perfect finishing touch on any fall look.

Here are my six steps to create show-stoping red lips:

  1. Select the red lipstick.  Most people are able to wear cool red.  However, it is important to try different shades of red to find the one that suits you best.  Be sure to test under good lighting.  Don’t toss a red lipstick in a shade that doesn’t work, top it with a gold gloss to warm and soften it, or add a pink gloss to take it to the bluer side.
  2. Clean and dry your lips in preparation.  Slightly moisturize your lips by adding a little lip balm.  Wait for it to be absorbed before proceeding
  3. Add lip liner. The lip liner needs to be similar to the red shade of lipstick you’re going to use (or use a nude color).  Carefully line your lips, if you made a mistake, don’t swipe it off with your finger––use makeup remover on a Q-tip for best results.
  4. Apply the lipstick.  Don’t forget the very inside of your lips, as you smile the colour of your real lips might be a big contrast to the redness.
  5. Once in place, lightly dab the lipstick with a tissue.  A coat of translucent powder can do wonders too.  Then, last but not least, apply either a clear or a red lip gloss.  You can never put too little lip gloss, but avoid the edges, because it might dribble over if it’s too much.
  6. Consider the remaining makeup.  The red lipstick should be your facial feature piece.  Don’t play up your eyes, pair red lipstick with the lightest possible eye makeup.  A little mascara and beige shadow will do.
Want an easy trick to avoid the awkwardness of red smears on your teeth?
After applying the lipstick, wash your hands and put your index finger directly into your mouth.  Close your mouth around it, and pull out your finger.  Doing so transfers the excess color to your finger, not your teeth.  I do this simple move whenever I wear red lipstick!

Whether you’re just in the mood to have fun with your look, or you’re going to a formal ball, red lips are the best choice!
It could be drugstore or department store, matte or shiny, blue-based or yellow-based, which red lip product is your go-to shade?  
Tell me all about it!

8 Responses to “Bold, Fearless Red Lips Are Here To Stay!”

  1. Pati Hinkel September 14, 2012 at 11:20 am #

    Rubi J…….you ROCK!

  2. loveitliz September 15, 2012 at 1:27 pm #

    Loving your Blog -It’s so stylish! I’d love it if you could check out mine. Keep Posting!

    • Lips, Hips and Fashion Tips! September 15, 2012 at 7:06 pm #

      Thank you for the nice comment! Check out my new facebook page…fun things being posted! I would be happy to follow you, thanks for asking…hope your having a great weekend.

  3. chocolatebella October 1, 2012 at 10:40 pm #

    I really like the image you included of Elizabeth Taylor’s quote. To relax, then pamper yourself with a tube of your favorite lipstick can often be all you need to get back on track.


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