London Fashion Week has come and gone and not without featuring a few red lips!
I just love wearing red lips and wanted to share my top tips.
It’s not that scary and there is a shade for everyone and if you really don’t like it try the alternative to the red lip.
My essential kit includes:
Red lipstick, lip liner, pencil sharpener, lip balm and scrub, highlighter, lip brush, concealer or foundation and tissues.
First off, be sure to exfoliate and moisturise the lips so they are in good condition before you apply any lipsticks. I know January and February can be hard on the wallet so why not try making your own exfoliator from things in the kitchen cupboard:
– mix sugar and honey
– add olive oil, and mint essence
– use a soft toothbrush in circular movements to exfoliate the dead skin
For a longer lasting even finish and fuller perfectly kissable lips, get a lip liner that matches your lipstick. Enhance the bow and fill whole lip with lip liner flowed by lipstick application. Try a lip brush for a smoother, more consistent finish. Matt down the lips with a tissue and then apply a second layer of lipstick.
Lip brush number 318 from Mac is great brush to use as is retractable so you won’t get any red in your make up bag!
Highlight your cupids bow and use a slightly lighter foundation around the lips to make them pop.
For super glossy red lips use a red coloured gloss on top of a red lipstick all over the lips, to stop bleeding around the edges use concealer and powder on top.
Matte lipsticks have a retro feel and will last longer than glossy more moisturising ones.
Here are my favourites:
Mac Ruby Woo – looks great on fair skin with dark or blond hair as seen below on Dita Von Teese and Gwen Stefani
Mac Lady Danger has a orange tone to it and looks good on fair skin tones as seen on Drew Barry more and Redheads as seen on Paloma Faith. Olive tones also suit this colour.
By Terry Fanatic Red – this a luscious glossy red and looks great on brunettes, I love that this lipstick comes in a little velvety bag
And for those who still find red to bold try lip liner all over the lip and then add a gloss, cherry by Mac is good for lining the lip.
Enjoy trying out your perfect shade of red. Sarah CL x
Hair and makeup artist Essex
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