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.
Follow these red lipstick etiquette tips for kissable lips!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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