Women have colored their lips red for thousands of years; before 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
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.
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.
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.
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