A guide to the perfect red lipstick

Valentine's day is coming up and why not try a beautiful red lip for the occasion. But with all the choices out there, choosing the right color can be daunting.

The first lipstick I ever bought was Revlon Fire & Ice. I remember seeing my aunt wearing this striking color, it was gorgeous on her tan skin tone, but on my very fair skin, it was a little too bold for a 15 year old. Fast forward 20 years later, this classic red, launched in 1952, is now of my go to colors. I believe that everyone can wear red lipstick, the trick is to find the right shade and to follow these few tricks. 


How to perfectly apply your lipstick:

  1. First off, start with an even base, no red lipstick will ever look good if you have some redness (acne, rosecea...). I use a light foundation or BB creme to even out my skin tone.
  2. Then, I like to use a clear wax lipliner around the lips to avoid bleeding. I use Makeup For Ever Lip Line Perfector
  3. Next, I use a matching lip liner starting with top of the lip, moving on from the outside corner to the centre and blending towards the middle. 
  4. It's time to apply the lipstick. I apply it with a lip brush for a thinner application. 
  5. When I'm done, I use a blush brush and powder all over my lips with a loose powder 
  6. Last Step, I reapply a thin layer of lipstick all over. 

If you prefer a more shiny texture,  you can add a bit of gloss in the center, but make sure to remove the excess to prevent it fro going on your teeth.

I hope your will dare a red shade this Valentine's day and if you would like to share on instagram just hashtag #makeupzonemtlredlips

Catherine

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