As Bill Blass once said “When in doubt, wear red.” We could not agree more. Red is a classic go-to lip color for all types of events. It is bold, classy and elegant. Whether you’re going to work or heading to a fancy dinner party, you simply cannot go wrong with a dazzling red lip. And perfecting this beauty staple is easier than you think. Here are 7 simple steps for creating the perfect red lip in no time.
Exfoliate Your Lips:
First and foremost, exfoliate. This removes any dead skin cells while plumping and smoothing lips for stress-free application. For a simple homemade lip scrub, mix sugar and olive oil.
Use Lip Balm:
After exfoliating, swipe on your favorite lip balm to prime your lips for layers of even color.
Applying concealer to your lips is a must if you want the true color of your red lipstick to show. Otherwise, the red color can mix with the natural color of your skin and alter the shade of your lipstick. Concealer also allows for smooth and even lipstick application.
Line Your Lips:
Make sure to line your lips before applying lipstick for a sharp and precise end result. After lining, use the sharp end of your lipstick to accentuate your cupid’s bow and seamlessly blend your lipstick and liner.
Use A Smudge-Proof Lipstick:
If you want your bossy red lip to last all day, make sure your lipstick is smudge-proof. Velvet Kisses in Tori Belle Red is not only a bold and sophisticated shade of red, but this luxurious lipstick is also hydrating and long-lasting. Your lips will drop jaws all day long. It’s especially popular among beauty influencers on Instagram and YouTube.
Top Off With Gloss:
If you’re not too big of a fan of the matte look, finish off your look with a dab of gloss to add the perfect amount of shine. Rub your lips together and voila! You have yourself the perfect red lip.
Check Your Teeth:
Before you head out, make sure to check your teeth for any lipstick stains. Follow these quick and easy steps to put on a bold red lip like the pros and look like the boss that you are no matter where you go.