5 August 2009

The Scary Red Lips

I admit, I was TERRIFIED of Red Lips... 

I tested, tried and loved it

Key points of Red Lips:

1. Prep
Dry Flaky lips do not make a good companion for Red Lips. Prepping is a must and I gently give them a scrub with a warm damp towel before I do anything. This will gently de-scruff any dry flaky patches.

2. Conceal
I like to do this part to eliminate my natural lip colour ensuring that the colour is true afterwards. This step is not compulsory but I like it. I have dark purple toned lips =(

3. LipLiner
I use the LipLiner to outline my lip to desired shape and then fill in the whole lip with the pencil. This will act as a base and give you a longer lasting finish. Think of it as a stain =)

4.Lipcolour
It is important to fins the right shade of red for your skintone.. Its took me a hell of a long time to find a shade of red that complimented my skintone without ageing me. I tend to go for more bright jucier reds rather than the matte darker tones.

4. Gloss
Gloss is not compulsory, It gives more of a dramatic 'done' finish, but if you want thicker more juicier looking lips then I simply apply the gloss in the centre of my upper and lower lip. This will give the illusion of a fuller lip.






Click here for the video tutorial : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQmh-pffjwQ
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21 comments

  1. Red lips look great on you! I wonder, if I could ever pull off red lips that prettily, hehe... :)

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  2. You should deff try MAC Red, my all time fave lippie! :)

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  3. That red looks amazing on you! Which one did you use? I like it your red lip look a lot :D

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  4. That looks gorgeous! Red really suits you - i need to try it out, but i admit i am too chicken.
    Melissa,
    xx.

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  5. I must say, red looks great on your lips!! That particular shade is amazingly beautiful!

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  6. you look really pretty with red lips

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  7. red lips looks good on you~ i've never been brave enough to sport bright red lips.. but i might try it out.. mm.. lol.. maybe.. ❤

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  8. i'm still terrified of lip reds...
    it make me bloody..wayy too appealing

    wish one day i can pull off that look lol
    as for you, you looked fab & devilish

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  9. the scary red. you look BEAUTIFUL hun! you can totally rock it

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  10. U look so beautiful with red lips^^

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  11. The lip color looks sophisticated and pretty on you! Thank you for the red lips lesson :)

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  12. omg the color looks amazing on you! your lips look really defined too, nice!

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  13. You look gorgeous, red lips really suit you.. although you would probably look amazing no matter what you wore on your face/lips!! x

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  14. hey! you look really good
    nice photo
    it suits u!

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  15. The red lips look really suits you . love your blog btw x

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  16. wah gorgeous red lips ! i was a bit scared of red lips too, but now with your tips it really helps :D thanks !

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  17. thanks for all the lovely comments *blushes*
    Im sure its just about picking the right shade and experimenting with colour. be brave! its perfect colour that i like to put on when im having a crap day or feeling abit down =)

    love u all xxx

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  18. You have no reason to be terrified of red lips, they look HOT on you!

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