Nothing says sexy festive style quite like a bold red lip!
But before you go and throw on the closest lipstick you can find read my top 5 red lip tips.
You'll thank me later!
Chapped lips and red lippy are not friends!
You want to achieve a polished and precise look so make sure you prep your lips and remove any excess skin before you apply your lipstick. You can either use a lip scrub (like the amazing range from Jeffree Star, pass the Mojito please!) or grab a clean, soft toothbrush and work it back and forth which will gently remove any excess skin.
To ensure your lips are hydrated apply a thin layer of lip balm and softly blot off.
STAY IN THE LINES
Lip liner is essential for a perfect red pout! Not only will it act as a guide but it will prevent the lipstick from bleeding outside of the lip line or into any fine lines. If you don't have a red liner which exactly matches your lipstick don't worry, the Mecca Line & Prime Artistry Lip Perfector two in one liner and primer will create the perfect invisible canvas!
PATIENCE MY PET
If you aren't a red lip regular take your time with lipstick and gloss application.
Red can be a tricky colour to master but with a little patience you will be sure to nail it! When applying liquid lipstick remove as much excess product from the applicator wand as you can, this minimises mess and allows you to build up the product to achieve your desired look.
BLOT IT LIKE IT'S HOT!
When you have applied the lipstick or gloss to your liking, remove any excess product by blotting with a tissue. Simply fold a tissue in half, lightly close your mouth over it and release. You don't want to undo all your hard work so avoid pressing the tissue too hard in your mouth.
WEAR THE RED LIP, DON'T LET THE RED LIP WEAR YOU!
You're almost ready to go, you look fierce in your killer red lip. But wait. What is that? Seems a little lippy has transferred onto your pearly whites! Always do a quick check before you leave the house and own it!
Plus in these sexy CC styles you will be looking red hot!