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Face Hair + Beauty

Perfect Red Lip

 

Nothing says romance quite like a gorgeous red lip. It’s classic, sophisticated and screams passion. It’s also the perfect accompaniment to that little black dress and transitions from day to night with ease.

If you’re heading out tonight for a hot date or a hitting the town with your girls, we’ve got five easy steps to achieve the ultimate red lip.

Step 1: Exfoliate lips with a sugar-based lip scrub or make your own scrub with granulated sugar and a touch of honey. Apply to lips with a toothbrush and rinse with water. This helps remove all dead skin so lipstick will adhere better and last longer.

Step 2: Apply a lip balm in order to prepare lips for lipliner and lipstick application. We recommend using a wax based lip balm as this won’t add extra shine or slip to the lip. You want the lip to feel smooth and soft without added shine.

Step 3: Outline the upper and lower lip with a liner that matches your lipstick color. Be sure to sharpen your lip liner so you can be as precise as possible. Fill in your lips with the liner leaving the lips bare in the center as this will allow for an ombre effect when you apply your red lipstick.

Step 4: Apply your lipstick using a lip brush so you can achieve picture perfect results. Go lighter with your application in the middle of the lip and slightly deeper on the outer corners. This creates a dramatic ombre effect that is alluring and flirtatious.

Step 5: Blot lips with a tissue to remove excess lipstick. With your favorite concealer, trace the outer corners of the lip and the cupid’s bow to help define the lips even more and create a more precise line.

With lips this sumptuous, you’re bound to have a night you won’t forget!

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