Red is such a classic color when it comes to choosing a bold shade for your lipstick. You’ve seen it everywhere – from ladies in clubs and hot dates to your favorite celebrities on the red carpet. Here is a step by step guide to wearing and perfecting that bold red lipstick:
Step 1: Choose the right shade.
It is extremely important that you choose a shade that compliments your skin tone. It should not make you look washed out. Instead, it should make you beautifully stand out. Oprah.com says that the color of the pads of your fingers is similar to the natural color of your lips, so when trying on different colors, it’s recommended to do it this way.
Step 2: Exfoliate and moisturize.
The only downside to wearing red lipstick is that it can exaggerate the look of dry and chapped lips. So you need to make sure that your lips are exfoliated using a lip scrub and right before applying lipstick, apply a moisturizing lip balm first.
Step 3: Line your lips.
For fuller and more defined lips, use lip liner and carefully trace the outline of your lips.
Step 4: Apply color.
Start at the middle of your lips and move out to the corners.
Step 5: Apply lip gloss. (Optional)
Skip this step if you want a matte look.
Here are our favorite red lipstick looks: