Kiss me! 5 steps to amazing red lips

A couple of weeks ago I shared my 5 easy tricks to look less tired, and quite a few of you asked me what my tricks are to apply red lipstick so here’s a little post about it! Now a little disclaimer girlies, I am not a beauty blogger and the way I do makeup is always the quick and easy way. You’ll find tons of much more elaborate tutorials out there (For example Savannah’s beauty column on her blog Maiedae is always a source of inspiration for me-, but here are my own little tricks for all you ladies in a hurry that want to go bold!

1. Moisturize! Always moisturize your lips before applying lipstick. I usually put lip balm first thing after brushing my teeth, before putting on any of my other makeup – this way my lips have time to absorb the moisture a bit while I put on my mascara etc. If your lips are super dry and flaky, make sure to exfoliate them every now and then to get rid of any dry skin.

2. Put a coat of foundation or concealer: this helps the color stay on longer and maintains the true lipstick color! A quick step but it helps SO much, believe me. And please pretty please, skip the long-wearing lipsticks as they will just suck all of the moisture out of your lips.

3. Trace around your lips with a lip liner: this will help better define your lips. I usually use a shade that’s a bit different from that of my lipstick, closer to my own real lip color, I find it helps bring a little bit of shading to my lips. Once I’ve traced the line, I blend it in a bit towards the inside of my lips so soften the line just a little.

4. Apply one first coat of lipstick: quick and dirty, straight out of the tube is what proves to work best for me. No need for brushes! Just be careful to not put any on your teeth 😉

5. Blot and reapply: Blot the liner with a tissue, then add another layer of lipstick the long lasting effect.

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  2. Elizabeth says:

    You look great 😉 Thanks for the tips! Didn’t know about the concealer base – will have to remember that the next time I give red lips a try (just need to pick up the courage first!!).

    • audrey says:

      Thank you dear! I know, maybe get a big bucket of courage should have been #1 on my list of steps for red lips :) Have a lovely weekend! xx

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