Makeup trends tend to change with the season – vibrant brights may be more popular in the summer, while cooler tones are embraced in the winter. However, one look seems to be a year-round staple of all girls’ cosmetic arsenals – the red lip.
Classic red lipstick is a great way to easily add glamour and elegance to one’s appearance. While some women may be intimidated by the bold hue, it can actually be quite simple to pull off, with the right tricks.
According to Glamour magazine, this is a look that takes a bit of time, but the right application will result in a simply stunning pout.
First, exfoliate lips with a washcloth and use a lip balm to create a smooth canvas, but gently blot off balm before applying color.
Next, the news source suggests outlining and filling-in your lips with a liner that matches the shade of your lipstick or the color of your lips, as the pencil will prevent the lip color from bleeding.
Finally, apply the lipstick with a lip brush. Blot once with a tissue and then brush on one more coat.
Remember, finding a shade you’re comfortable in is important as well. “Try orangey red if you have fair skin, go with deep brick shades if your skin is dark. Medium and golden skin tones look great in true reds,” the news source reports.