The general rule of thumb is to focus on one feature such as the eyes or lips and play it up.
If you choose to go for that daring red lip color and channel your favorite starlet then you'll want to
do it right. There are a few key techniques every woman can use to get a better application and longer wear in just 4 steps.
- Choose the right red for your skin tone
If your complexion is warm , then you will want to choose a red that has yellow, orange or even brown undertones. Those with cool complexions should look for red shades with bluish or pinkish undertones.
- Prep your lips before application.
Apply a balm prior to application to soften the lips. After a few minutes. Dab the excess balm from your lips with a clean dry tissue. Now you are ready to apply color.
- Match your lip liner
Find a matching lip liner and line the perimeter of the lip and fill in the entire lip with the pencil. This will keep your red from feathering and create a base that will enable the color to last longer.
- Apply lipstick over base
Choose your desired finish
For a GLOSSy finish, dab a bit of red or clear gloss in the center of top and bottom lip. This will also give the effect of a fuller lip. For a MATTE finish, dust the lips with a bit of translucent pressed powder.