Red lips are a head turner. They are a holiday party all by themselves! You can easily work all day and keep your eye makeup minimal and put on a red lip and just like that you are fabulous. And guess what there is a red lipstick for every skin tone. A deep red pout is bold and beautiful but to get perfect red lips is a tricky business. Also the rest of the makeup needs to be very toned down and muted because we want to highlight our lips. A lot of women still struggle with the eternal question of how to wear a lipstick with perfection and what makeup to pair with it. In this makeup tutorial I will teach you how to first line your lips with a red lip pencil or lip liner and then apply lipstick straight from the bullet or brush. You can always use these steps for pink, orange, nude, coral lipsticks. In fact this is a very universal guide. Even if you are not a makeup beginner I’m sure you can learn a few tips and tricks from this step by step lipstick application tutorial.
How To Apply Red Lip Pencil:
Step 1. Exfoliate your lips. We don’t want any flakiness or dry skin on lips. Apply a thin layer of lip balm to moisturize lips.
Do the rest of the face then. The lip balm needs to be on for like 15-20 minutes to condition lips.
Remove the lip balm and apply foundation or a concealer on lips with a finger or lip brush. It will hide lip pigmentation and create a blank canvas for lip painting.
Now take your cupid’s bow as starting point and make a slant line.
Step 4: Do it again from the other side of the cupid’s bow.
Step 5: Just below your cupid’s bow, mark a straight line. That should be the lowest point of your lips.
Step 6: Map out tiny dots near the edges to create a map for your lip line. This way you will do lesser mistakes while shaping and lining your red pout.
Step 7: Now fill in your lips using the lip liner using same short strokes. Using a lip pencil underneath the lipstick will make it last longer.
Step 8: This is how your lips should look like post the lip filling using the red liner.
Step 9: Blot it with a tissue and go over again if you have left any spaces.
Step 10: Apply lipstick on top and dust with powder and blot and apply again. Using a lip brush or directly from the bullet, whichever way you are comfortable with, apply a nice red lipstick onto the lips. I love Bobbi Brown Art Stick in Harlow Red.
Step 11. You can stop right here but if you have thin lips then apply a little red or clear lip gloss at the middle of the top and bottom lip. Don’t apply it all over your lips!
And ta da perfect and sexy red lips. Now pout, pout and pout some more.
Step 12: Take a little concealer on a brush and clean up the edges. Red lips are all about clean skin and perfectly shaped lips.
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