We all notice her and think “wow, how does she do it?”. No, I am not talking about walking in her 5 inch stiletto’s (although I do wonder about that as well), I am talking about choosing the best red lipstick! Most of us think this is not an easy task but believe it or not it can be perfected and you will be turning heads the next time you dare to wear your red lips.
Wearing and maintaining your lipstick can be a pain when you are on the go all day long but it is about confidence – which we all have. I am a busy, on the go woman but I adore wearing red lipstick and feel as though my inner confidence shines through when my pout looks the part. Here are some tips and product fav’s to create (and maintain) a fabulous red lip.
1. Hydrate – I never go to bed without applying my Blistex Lip Medex – it has been a favourite since I was a child. It keeps my lips hydrated and smooth until the morning which helps when applying my lip colour (even when it is at 5:30am).
2. Apply a light layer of concealer or foundation to your lips (my fav is Covergirl Smoothers Concealer in Illuminator).
4. Apply your selected colour (my fav is Vasanti’s soft finish matte lipstick in USA) with a lip brush (Vasanti has a nice lip brush which allows you to control your application). Applying with a brush prevents you from over applying the colour.
5. Blot lips with a tissue.
6. Touch up if needed with your lip brush for a long lasting finish.
Not sure how to pick the right shade for you? Trust me, there is one out there for you, you just have to find the right shade. Here are some of my suggestions:
Fair complexions should choose cool reds, such as a cherry- or rose-red.
Redheads look great in warm reds, such as a tomato- or brick-red.
Medium or olive complexions can pull off a true red.
Darker complexions are stunning in deep reds, such as a plum-red