Finish your make-up look with red lips for instant glamour and a touch of chic. We’ve spoken to make-up pros to share with you the secrets behind the perfect red lips look. That means no lipstick stained teeth, no bleeding and no stickiness – just voluptuous red lips that are super seductive.
As Kay Montano, Creative Director of myface cosmetics says: “A red lip look so incredible and can take you from drab to fab in an instant.” But to get the perfect red lip look for you there are plenty of make-up artist tips to follow.
Read on for red lips perfection…
The perfect base
Leanne Shaw, make-up artist for Frontcover Cosmetics says: “For the perfect red lips create a smooth base by gently exfoliating your lips and applying a moisturising lip balm. Skin care is the best foundation for any make-up.
“Sweep a touch of foundation across your lips before you apply your lipstick. Next gently smile with your mouth closed to help smooth out the skin surface, then apply a lip liner in a similar shade to the color you are wearing.”
The perfect shade
Leanne Shaw from Frontcover Cosmetics says the key to the perfect red lip is to select the right shade.
“If you think you can’t pull off red lipstick think again, you just need the right shade for your skin tone. If you have pale skin use tones such as scarlet red or rose shades.”
“For a medium complexion stick to brighter shades like orange reds and ruby reds. For darker skin tones stronger shades like burgundy and cranberry will work best.”
The perfect liner
No matter how good your lipstick, there’s always a chance it might start running away -outside of your lipline and that’s never good. International make-up artist Kay Montano, says: “The myface high def lip pencil is my secret weapon to the perfect pout.
“Apply the red lip pencil on the outer edge of your natural lip line for a perfect pout, you can even cheat it out a fraction to give the illusion of a fuller mouth. To make colour last longer, fill in the rest of the mouth with lip pencil before applying your lipstick on top.”
BeautyBay.com’s official make-up artist Zoe says: “The perfect red lips requires a daring shade of red – I adore Lord and Berry ShiningLipstick in Fire.”
“Fancy a forties red lip? Go matte. For a more modern look, choose a glossy Lipstick like the new Urban Decay Supersaturated High Gloss Lip Color in F Bomb ”