Friday, March 18, 2011

How to Create Perfect Red Lips!

This is everything you will need to know to create a perfect bright red or pink lip!

Supply list

·         Lip Balm
·         Concealer and concealer brush
·         Lip pencil and lipstick in matching colors
·         Angle brush
·         Tissues

Bright, bold red lips are still all the rage going in to spring 2011. Here is our step by step best way to achieve this very classic beauty look! Stars like Ann Hathaway and Gwen Stefani are frequently spotted wearing this very classic look.

First start with well exfoliated lips, you can start with a product like Smashbox Emulsion Lip Exfoliate (available at Sephora), or you can use your toothbrush by gently rubbing it across your upper and lower lip.

After you have exfoliated and dried your lips, apply Rosebud Salve lip balm (also available at Sephora) this helps keep your lips well moisturized under the lipstick you will be applying.

Now to create an even toned pallet, apply concealer to the entire lip area.

Now for the color!
First you will want to have a lip color and pencil in colors that match as close as possible… The lip pencil will help to create a good base as well as a sharp outline to follow.
Apply your freshly sharpened lip pencil to the outline of your lips, then fill in your lips with the same pencil. This will help your lipstick stick and stay put.
Next wipe a small amount of your lipstick on to a small angle brush and start by apply the lip color to the outer corners of the top lip and work in to the center and repeat on the other side and bottom lip.

Once you have your lips lined with your lipstick start to fill in your lips then blot.

Re-apply the lip color for a more bold hue and blot again. Repeat this step a few times until you achieve your desired hue.  This will also make your lip color last much longer.  Need to touch up around your lip line? Use a foundation brush with a little concealer and touch up around your lips.

Fab colors to try!

·         Mac Russian Red (favorite of Dita Von Teese)

·         L’Oreal True Red and British Red
·         Dolce and Gabbana  Devil

Pink and Fuchsias
·         Mac in Show Orchid
·         Dolce and Gabbana in Dahlia
·         Revlon Colorburst in Fuchsia and Bora Bora
·         Nars in Funny Face

·         Nars Jungle Red and Tamango

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