You don't even have to know me to know that I LIVE for a good red lip! I mean, I have been rocking a good ole' red since my MAC days waaaaaaaaay back when. Now, did I just pop out of the womb wearing a red lip like most people think? No. A good bold lip takes confidence and comfort in knowing you look good rocking it at all times. To me, my bold, red lip lets me embrace one of my favorite features. With my lips as my focal point of most of my looks, I can be a bit more natural with the rest, and I still look polished and put together.
"So how do you do it?" many ask. Well, a long lasting luscious pout just takes a few steps, and here they are:
1. Prep the lips with a mask
I love soft looking lips whether you wear bold or natural shades. I have just recently gotten hooked on the Sephora Collection Shea Lip Mask. This definitely leaves my lips feeling very supple and soft.
2. Allow mask to sit for 15min
Relax... Relate... Release and let the mask do it's thug-thizzle. Massage the remaining serum from the mask into the lips, then gently wipe with a warm towel to remove any dead skin. Trust me, you will thank me later.
3. Line the natural lip line
Be sure to get your pencil sharp and apply a bold line following your natural lip line. The Laura Mercier Lip Pencil in True Red always does the trick!
This is one of my secrets to VERY long lasting lipstick. Not only do I line the lip, but I also fill that bad boy in. Most lip pencils have a dry texture and last longer than most lipsticks, so fill-er-up!
5. Slide and Glide on your perfect red
This is where you can play around a bit. I like to just apply a thin layer of my favorite red lipstick just to the kiss of the lips not to exceed the lip line. Applying a thin layer helps you with longevity and reduces your lipstick moving around throughout the day. A matte formula like Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lip Colour in Lover always does the trick!
6. Kiss, kiss, kiss
My favorite part... Terrance (my fiance) will tell you (wink, wink!)
And there you have it kids! Let me know your favorite red lip combination or some of your special tricks!