How to Apply Red Lipstick Perfectly

You want to look glamourous but your red lipstick makes you look like Joker? Don’t worry; we are here to save you from a make up disaster! Here's how you can apply red lipstick perfectly.

You are going out and you want to look irresistible, you know that red lipstick will give you that sexy old-Hollywood glamour look that no men can resist so, you apply it but it looks like you’ve just ate cherries. There is even some red lipstick on your teeth. You take it off and apply it again, still not perfect. You are starting to lose your nerve and contemplate giving up the whole glamour look. Stop!

We will tell you how to apply red lipstick perfectly:

1. Pick a Shade

Lipsticks In A Row

First, pick a shade that compliments your complexion. If you pick a wrong shade you will end up looking too pale or too cheap. Luckily there are many shades or red lipstick to choose from and you can always test a shade before you buy it. Always buy a resistant red lipstick.

2. Apply Lip Liner

Young woman applying lip liner

Do not use red lip liner if it’s not the exact same shade as the lipstick. It is much safer to use lip liner of a shade of your lips or one shade darker. Lip liner is used to outline your lips. Don’t draw it more than 1 millimeter above your lip line or you will end up looking ridiculous.

3. Apply Lipstick

woman applying lipgloss
It would be best to use a brush because it allows precision, which is of the outmost importance when applying red lipstick. Take your time. Start from the outside of your lips, applying brush over lip liner.

4. Lip Gloss

If your resistant lipstick leaves your lips looking dry you can apply some lip gloss over it. Lip gloss can be pinkish or with a slight golden glow to give your lipstick a little twist.

5. Bring Your Lipstick with You

portrait of blonde woman applying red lipstick

You should have your lipstick in your purse just in case. You may have dinner and/or some drinks, the color may fade so you should reapply it. Again, it would be best to use a brush.

It is tricky to apply red lipstick so maybe you should practice at home. Practice will give you necessary routine and your hands won’t shake in fear every time you need to apply it.

Check out this great video on applying red lipstick, it should help:

[ Read: Red is the New Black]


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Helen is enjoying life in the Philippines, jogging early every morning on the beach with her beautiful black labrador, Lawrence, and then spending the rest of her day in a lovely local coffee shop working from her MacBook as a remote PA.

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