Makeup 101: Perfect Red Lip

17 Dec
Creating Perfect Red Lip

Creating Perfect Red Lip

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Red Lip is the most classic look for the fall/winter seasons… it’s sexy, it’s sensual, it makes a statement, it never dates, and it’s what you want to look like for the holiday season!

Creating a perfect red lip may not be as easy as it seems. With any red lips (or any dark color lip colors), it tends to feather outside your lips easily, so you need to prep the lips well. Strong colour such as red needs to be crispy clean. Also, you really need to check for your red color lip liner to ensure symmetry as well (top to bottom & left to right)!

Here are some images and instructions on how to create that perfect red lip from Make Up For Ever artist tips!

Prior to Step 1, I would recommend to lightly exfoliate your lips with Vasline jelly & a soft fiber tooth brush to take off the dead skin on the lip surface. This will ensure a clean lip surface.

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Creating Perfect Red Lip step 1

Creating Perfect Red Lip step 1

1. Start by applying a thin coat of Liquid Foundation with a Shading Brush to create a flawless canvas. You may also replace this step by using a Lip Primer that helps to create a smoother lip surface.

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Creating Perfect Red Lip step 2

Creating Perfect Red Lip step 2

2. For long lasting lip color, powder your lips with some Loose Matte Powder using a Kabuki Brush.

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Creating Perfect Red Lip step 3

Creating Perfect Red Lip step 3

3. Follow by applying a Lip Line Prefector to the coutour of your lips, this will prevent your lipstick from feathering.

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Creating Perfect Red Lip step 4

Creating Perfect Red Lip step 4

4. Next, using a red lip liner (preferably a waterproof lip pencil) to draw your contour and blend the edges in towards the center of the lips using a Lip Brush. Make sure the lip line is symmetrical (top to bottom, left to right).

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Creating Perfect Red Lip step 5

Creating Perfect Red Lip step 5

5. Now fill in your lips with a red lipstick  (preferably a matte texture lipstick) with the help of a clean Lip Brush starting from the corners.

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Creating Perfect Red Lip step 6

Creating Perfect Red Lip step 6

6. Finish off by cleaning the outer edges with the an Angled Brush using a little bit of Concealer (and/or Powder) to create that very crispy clean edge. You can also add a touch of lip gloss just on the center of the lips for a high shine finish.

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To watch this tutorial of make-up steps on YouTube video:

Perfect Red Lips Tutorial

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To see what are the 5 Shades of Red Lipstick that suits you, click here to see a previous blog post of an article from Fahsionisting.  Or if you still have some trouble finding that red lipstick color for you (warm vs. cool undertone colors), check out this YouTube video by Online Make-up Artist Michelle Phan:

Perfect Red Lips

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As New York make-up artist Mally puts it: “It’s a fierce, gorgois statement, and, believe it or not, it works on EVERYONE!! Check it out, y’all!!!” Do check out Mally Beauty‘s Red Lip video featuring a lip color trick she picked up from singer Beyoncé Knowles!

Mally Beauty-Perfect Red Lip for Everyone

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Red Lip Glamour Beauty Make-up by Tommy Chiang.

Red Lip Glamour . Pageant Beauty Make-up by Tommy Chiang

As a friendly reminder, after you created that perfect red lips, don’t forget to do a thicker, winged out black eye liners… you will look so stunning!

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One Response to “Makeup 101: Perfect Red Lip”

  1. Jessi November 22, 2014 at 8:56 AM #

    Thanks for this article.
    Very useful tips.
    This video might be helpful as well.

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