How to Rock Bold Red Lips

Every woman should have at least one special red lipstick in her makeup bag. You shouldn’t only be pulling it out for special occasions and parties, red lips can be worn everyday to amplify your entire look! Wear it to work, on the street or even to the park! It adds a lot of badassness and ups your confidence level to make you feel a whole lot of sexy. The key to making red lips work for an everyday look is to wear it with a “no makeup” makeup look. So keep it simple with light to no eye makeup, mascara, foundation and a touch of blush.

If you are the type of girl who is intimidated by the bold red lips, don’t be! We’re here to help you rock that sexy pout with a few tips and tricks.

Exfoliation. Everything comes with preparation, so if your lips are chapped or cracking, exfoliate with your favourite lip scrub to soften the pout. Pro-tip: Brown sugar, olive oil, and honey makes the perfect at home lip scrub.
Nude liner. If you are afraid your lips are going to bleed, a neutral liner is best in order to help your lips stay within the lines. Pro-tip: You can overdraw your lips to make them appear bigger.


Conceal. Clean up your edges with your concealer by using a small flat angled brush outside of your lips. Pro-tip: For mistakes, be sure to wipe the excess with a q-tip then proceed with the concealer. Be sure to wipe the red off your brush and as you go.


Blot! If you always get lipstick on your teeth, its probably because its applied to close to your inner lips. Get a tissue and blot down real quick to make sure that doesn’t happen again.



Powder. Lock in the color by splitting a tissue in half so it’s now one ply and holding it over your lips. Now pat on translucent powder with a brush over the tissue. You can add a second layer if you wish to enhance the opacity.
Plump it up. Make your lips look HUGE by adding a gloss or shimmer over top. Pro-tip: Apply the gloss in the middle of your lips then slowly make your way to the edges to avoid overflow.

  The last thing is to smile at yourself in the mirror because you look bomb dot com! (And also to check there is no lipstick stuck on your teeth!)

The last thing is to smile at yourself in the mirror because you look bomb dot com! (And also to check there is no lipstick stuck on your teeth!)

 

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