We all know that red lipstick is the real deal, and a red pout is the quintessential sexy look. This irreplaceable item has been a staple in our makeup bags since time immemorial. A swipe of it can instantly glam you up, and yes, it’s also flattering. If you believe in the power of red lipstick, you should know that the way it looks on you totally depends on how you apply it.
This is our handy guide to wearing red lipstick with utter perfection and pulling it off like the boss that you are!
Tutorial – How To Wear Red Lipstick Perfectly
Here are the essentials that you need before you start applying your lipstick.
What You Need
- Lip balm
- Red lipstick
- Lip liner pencil
- Lip brush
- Face powder
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
And you’re all set!