Ever wonder what are the beauty secrets behind Dita Von Teese or Gwen Stefani’s perfect sexy red pout? Make-up artists could be behind all these but other times, it is the right tools and techniques they used to own the thrones of perfect red lips. Unless they aren’t going for dramatic makeup, many women worried that the red lips would be too much for the whole look they are trying to achieve. Guess what? We found the secrets behind the sexy red pouts and we simply couldn’t resist sharing it to you! So, here’s our guide on how to instantly glam up your look with the perfect red lips!
Choose the perfect red
Picking the right shade of red is important to achieve the perfect red lip. Various shades work on different types of skin tones – wine and coral work best with warm complexions while scarlett or cherry red colors works best for those with with cool skin complexion. The classic red generally works on fairer skin, while a deep darker red suits medium skin tone, and an orange-red tone works better on dark-skinned beauties. Opting for a red lipstick with a blue undertone will also help your teeth appear whiter.
Exfoliate the lips
Gently exfoliate the lips to remove any cracked skin for a smooth finish. Use your toothbrush and scrub gently or make your own by combining sugar and a hydrating essential oil (edible preferred).
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Hydrate the lips
To create smooth and even color on the lips, hydrate the lips your a coat of lip balm. It’ll also prevent dry, cracked lips.
Apply lip pencil
Outline the lips with a lip pencil or use a lip brush with the shape, texture or tone. Draw on a deep Cupid’s bow to fill the uneven areas on the outer edges of the lips and prevents bleeding. Make sure the colour of the lip pencil is similar to the colour of your lip stick you’re going to apply. (MAC LipLiner in Beet, MAC Lipstick in Love Goddess)
Apply lipstick using a lip brush
A lip brush helps you to have much more control over where the lipstick goes and gives you added precision, so apply the lipstick with a lip brush. Then, use a tissue and dab it between your lips to blot, then reapply the shade for maximum color.
TIP: If you’re going for bright red lips, keep the rest your eye makeup understated and sheer.