When In Doubt, Pout It Out: Red Lipstick Etiquette Every 20-Something Girl Should Know

red lipstick etiquette

Red lipsticks are a thing of beauty. They make you feel powerful and sexy and the best part is that no two shades are exactly the same. There's a different tone of red of every complexion, mood, and personality. If you're a 20 something girl, here are some red lipstick etiquettes that will help you pull off this bold colour with grace. 

6 Red Lipstick Etiquettes Every 20-Something Girl Should Know

Follow these red lipstick etiquette tips for kissable lips! 

Befriend The Lip Liner

No matter what red lipstick formula you choose, always line your lips first. Red lipstick requires precision and perfection. Make a tiny mistake and you could have the red lipstick stains all over your teeth, chin and upper lip area. 

Note: Make sure that the lip liner matches your lipstick shade. 


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Tone Down The Rest Of Your Makeup


If you're not confident to pull-off loud makeup, avoid pairing red lipstick with bright eyeshadow. When wearing red lipstick, keep the rest of your makeup soft and minimal. That way, only your bright red pout will be in focus. 


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It's All About Timing

Avoid wearing the same red lipstick shade to day and night occasions. Your shade should adapt to the lighting outside. Opt for sheer and light red lipsticks during the day and save the loud and bold red shades for night occasions.  

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Prep Up Your Lips


Before applying red lipstick (especially liquid lipstick), always exfoliate your lips first. This prevents the product from making chapped lips more visible. To buff away dead skin, either use a lip scrub or a DIY one made from brown sugar, honey, and olive oil. This tiny step will make your lips soft and ready for lipstick. 

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Choose One According To Your Skin Tone


Not every shade of red lipstick looks good with every skin tone. If you have a warm undertone, opt for deeper reds and stay away from bright, neon reds. If your skin tone is more on the cooler side, you can choose bright, light and neon red lipstick colours.  

Do Not Waste The Excess Product

If you've applied too much red lipstick, don't wipe off the excess. On the contrary, pick some of that red product up from your ring finger and dab it on your cheeks. This trick not only prevents product wastage but also works as a cheek stain. 

Make Up

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With these simple red lipstick tips in mind, you too will be able to pull off any shade and formula with confidence and style! 

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