More than likely, you’ve seen at least one unfortunate soul walking around with bright red lipstick on her teeth. Whether you told her about the slip-up is irrelevant, but you probably made a note to yourself never to fall victim to this lipstick-teeth phenomenon. But now that red lipstick is a total beauty “do,” how do you prevent it from happening?
According to Cosmopolitan magazine, red lipsticks normally have more pigment than lighter shades, and the contrast between white teeth is more dramatic. To keep your grin from wearing red, it helps to subdue the color. After you apply a lipstick like theBalm – Read My Lips Lipstick, blot it with a tissue.
Next, use a cotton swab to rub any pigment off of your teeth, then smear a bit of petroleum jelly on the other end of the stick and swipe it over your teeth. It will create a handy barrier that will protect your pearly whites and make your smile a bit glossier (just don’t use a ton).
Red lipstick can really highlight the color of your teeth, so make sure your white is up to par.