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How To Wear Red Lipstick

How To Wear Red Lipstick

Celebrity make-up artist Daniel Sandler shows you how to wear red lipstick, a dramatic look which should be worn with more subtle eye make-up.

Step 1: You will need

  • lip brush
  • lipstick in your chosen shade
  • tissue for blotting

Step 2: The rules

If you are wearing red lipstick, keep the rest of your make-up neutral, avoid red lip liner as it is outdated, and avoid lip gloss on top of red lipstick. When choosing colours, a general rule is that orangey reds work for everyone, and pinker reds suit darker skin tones. Bluey reds can make the teeth look grey.

Step 3: Foundation and Primer

Apply foundation followed by a primer, this will help lock in the colour and is especially useful for older women whose lipstick tends to bleed into face lines.

Step 4: Applying lipstick

Apply a thick layer of lipstick to the top lip before applying any to the bottom lip. Applying too much to your lower lip will make you look bottom heavy. If you think the look is too much for you, blot the lips with a tissue so that it looks more like a heavy stain. Complement your red lips with a peach blush on the cheeks.