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8 Steps for Perfect Red Lips ...

By Kati

Red lipstick has always been a hit, but it’s done wrong so much that it can be too scary to try. Done right, though, it can look gorgeous, and be the extra finishing touch to complete your look for thatfirst dateor for a fun night partying it up with the girls or for a quiet dinner with your sweetheart . Here is my fast and easy guide to getting it right!

Table of contents:

  1. maintenance
  2. choose a shade
  3. vaseline
  4. apply the lipstick
  5. the trick!
  6. blot
  7. gloss
  8. keep your face neutral!

1 Maintenance

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Brush your teeth and do it right. Not only will this get rid ofbad breath but will also help keep your teeth sparkling white. If you need to, use a whitener. It's just not a pretty sight to see red lipstick with unattractive teeth.

2 Choose a Shade

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Different shades of red suit different people so don’t just buy the first red lippie you see! Experiment with different shades and see what suits you best. Also, different occasions and places require different shades. A bright red may just not be appropriate as work makeup.

3 Vaseline

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Apply a small amount of Vaseline around your lips. Try not to go over the edge, or to use too much! If you find it hard to apply, use a cotton bud lightly dipped in. This will help soothe chapped lips and also help the lipstick stick on better.

4 Apply the Lipstick

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Now apply your carefully picked lipstick. Don’t worry too much about the outside, as we’ll deal with that next, just try to give an even coverage.

5 The Trick!

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Use a clean cotton bud to remove the Vaseline and any lipstick that has gone of the edges of your lips. This will give you a more professional finish, and leaves your lips looking luscious!

6 Blot

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Use a tissue to carefully blot your lips. This is important, but most people skip it! Make sure you gently dab your lips, rather than wiping them. Ofcourse this step should be followed for all lipsticks!

7 Gloss

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Depending on where you are going, sometimes a touch of lipgloss is the perfect finishing touch. Try to use your finger to apply it, or have a lipgloss specially for red lips, because the lip colour might stain the applicator otherwise.

8 Keep Your Face Neutral!

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Let your lips do the talking, and keep the rest of your make up to a minimum. Smoky eyes are a big no no! You’ll look much better that way, and look instantly classy.

Red lips are the perfect way to finish so many outfits, so don’t be scared to try it out! It’ll take less than five minutes when you are used to applying it, and worn right, it is a classy and professional look. Amongst my best lipsticks is definitely my range of red ones! Have you got a tip for applying red lippie? Please share it with me!

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