Jul 12, 2010

Beauty Tip #1 - Red Lipstick

Soooo, I love red. It is my favorite color for everything: purses, shoes, wallets, dresses, hair color...( I keep going on but you probably catch my drift.) My most favorite thing to wear right now is bright red lipstick and minimal eye makup. ( I am so glad to see that red lips are back with a bang...)

So, it has taken me a long time to perfect the "red pout" without using the infamous lip liner. Now, don't get me wrong, lip liner is a great tool, it's just not for me. I have never been great at putting it on and I can never blend it properly. Of course, use whatever works for you but here is what I do...

1. Pick your shade or a color that you feel comfortable, and awesome, wearing.
2. Use a concealer brush and dab concealer on the outside of your lip line, mainly below the lower lip. ( I use this, as well, to touch up after I apply the color, in case it bleeds.)
3. Use a lip brush with the lipstick color to outline the lips, instead of using lip liner.
4. Once step 3 is done, use the lipstick tube on your lips.
5. Blot after first application.
6. Repeat step 4.
7. If bleeding has occurred, use concealer brush and concealer to remove smudges.

*******Update: My smashing friend who is a Make-Up Artist wanted me to say that IF you choose to use a lip liner, ensure that it's a nude color. It will hold the color better and still give you a great lip line.... xoxox to Ariella

I never use lip gloss on top because I love the matte red look but use whatever you love!!!

Oh, I should also say that I am currently in LOVE with Youngblood's Crimson Lipstick, which is my go-to red....and I am sorry to report that it is discontinued. I will let you know of some other good colors in my next posts....

Thoughts, are you into red lips like me???

4 comments:

  1. Awesome tips! Can't wait to try what you've suggested. I've never been into red, but I'm willing to give it a go...

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  2. If anyone can pull off a red lip, it's you, seriously. Pick a bright red shade and I can help you with the application if you like. It'll look smashing...

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  3. i LOOOVVEEEE a red lip. And I also don't care for lipliner. I DO however, love the reverse lipliner. It's basically a clear, almost waxy pencil that you use to line just outside of your lip line, and it prevents any smudging or bleeding of bold lipcolours. I use one from Benefit called "d'finer d'liner" and it is fantastic! Lovin' your blog, beautiful!

    From one product whore to another

    Jess

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  4. Hey Jess.....awwww thanks so much for reading and for the tip. I am actually going to look into that product. And, I have to say, I went out and bought a nude lip liner (yes I know) the other day and actually am so far liking the look of the red lipstick with it. Definitely prevents the smudging, etc....I am totally going to try your product though....and i am waiting for the guest blog.....xoxo

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Thanks for the love!...XO Christina

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