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5 Red Lipstick Hacks to Master Now

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red lipstick hacks, red lipstick tricks, red lipsWomen have colored their lips red for thousands of years; before red lipstick was created, red lips were trendy. But, did you know, a classic red lipstick can be the most versatile lip product in your makeup bag? Whether you want to go au naturel or look like a silver screen siren, red lip color looks are great on people of all ages and skin tones. So, what is the trick to mastering the art of red lips? Read these 5 red lipstick hacks to find out!

Red Lipstick Hacks

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Vampy Red Lips:

You don't need a dark wine lipstick to get a vampy lip color; all you need is a red lipstick and a purple-hued lip liner! First, fill in your lips with the Plum Lip Pencil. Then, layer on your red lipstick for a wine-stained pout.

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Bright Red Lips:

Make your red lipstick pop by layering it over a bright pink lip stain (try Craze Lip Fixation). This will also help keep your lipstick in place longer.

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Warm, Neutral Lips:

Yes, red lipstick can be a neutral too! To warm it up, lightly dab your lipstick on your lips. Then, layer a peach-colored lip balm on top. You can also use our Forever Peach Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain to get your most natural shade of peach.

Other Red Lipstick Tricks

Smudge-Proof Red Lips:

There are hundreds of tricks to keep your lipstick in place, but the easiest way to make your lip color last all day is foundation. Next time you apply your powder mineral foundation, dust it across your lips, too. The powder will keep your lipstick in place for hours without smudging or feathering!

Barely-There Color:

Red lipstick doesn't have to be overwhelming. To create a natural lip color, dab red lipstick lightly on your bottom lip. Then, smudge the color across your lip with your finger. Finally, press your top and bottom lips together. Repeat as necessary for your desired tint.

Practice Makes Perfect

We want to see your best red lip looks using Cindy PureMoist Lipstick— our classic red! Share pictures with us on Instagram for a chance to be featured, and make sure to tag @janeiredale and #friendfavorite.
Chelsea Simmons

Chelsea Simmons

Chelsea began her beauty journey in 2010 as a fashion and beauty freelancer at Ladies’ Home Journal magazine. There she had the chance to test and review hundreds of products while quickly falling for the benefits the clean makeup she tried. After leaving the magazine industry, she worked as a publicist for international fragrance and beauty brands until 2016 when she landed at jane iredale. Here, she has discovered liquid eyeliner doesn’t have to burn her eyes, foundation doesn’t have to feel heavy, and that the jane iredale Global Educators truly have the best beauty hacks. Since then, she’s shared her 10+ years of experience with you on The Good Glow Blog.