That Red Lipstick

Fashionistas…

A girl walks by and the first thing you notice about her is her matte red lipstick. It looks great on her, and you wonder if you would be able to pull it off yourself. Put those worries aside, because red is a universally flattering color and great for all skin tones. This baby is a sure-fire way to get you noticed, especially if you’re eyeing to hook up with someone. J Here are some tips on how to rock the red lipstick.

First off, if you’re just a beginner and starting out in make up, buy yourself a lipstick from a drugstore brand so it won’t cost you too much. Revlon in Really Red is a really good buy. It has great color pay off and great pigmentation and most importantly, it will not burn a hole in your pocket.  Second tip is to exfoliate your lips. If you have dry lips and you put on a red lipstick without doing this, the matte surface will only emphasize the dryness and will only result in wrinkled lips. Use a lip scrub or do it the homemade way by putting a sprinkle of sugar on your toothpaste and scrubbing it gently on your lips. Then apply a layer of unpasteurized honey on the lips. Leave for 10 -20 minutes. DO NOT LICK OFF! Then gently wipe or lick off the honey… an feel the difference.

Apply lip balm. Wait for the balm to set in your lips and then wipe it off. Yes, you need to wipe the balm off after it has done its job. Sometimes the balm affects the outcome of the lipstick and what you get is not really matte, but rather, shiny or glossy lips, which we do not want. Apply the lipstick and make sure that the color is evenly applied all over the lips and that it stays on the lip lines. You can use a lip brush or a lip liner in applying to achieve this.

The great thing about the red lipstick is that you can wear this if you are too lazy or in a hurry to go out. Just keep the rest of your face simple and then you’re all set. Remember, the red lipstick stands out on its own, so the rest of your face should be simple enough. You don’t want to end up looking overdone. You can tart yourself up, but still keep it classy.

And lastly, fake it until you make it. Confidence is key here. Simply enjoy the attention and the looks you will be getting and once you’re comfortable enough with it, you can reward yourself by buying a high end red lipstick such as the iconic MAC in Russian Red.

XOXO,

Nikki  ♥

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