Valentines Day is coming up quick which means it's time to master the perfect red lip ! :P In this post, I am breaking down all the essential steps and products needed for this look in the most simplest way possible. I want everyone to be able to do it ! Of course, you can pick your own prefered tones of red (or even pink !) for the perfect lip. I already have a video all about this look on my Youtube Beauty Channel. Click Here to watch it ! Otherwise, keep on reading :D
Step 1 :
Begin with bare lips. It's important to exfoliate first before putting on any lip products. This will ensure a flawless final look. If you have a great lip scrub go ahead and use that- gently massage, rinse, and pat dry. However, I use a different method that is much quicker :) Take a small towel and damp it a bit with warm water. Use soft circular motions on the lips for about 30 seconds and pat dry. Afterwards, Use a chapstick to lock in the moisture (wait a few minutes for it to soak in).
Use your favorite lip liner to rim the outer portions of your lips. Then, fill them in completely (this part is always fun for me ;P). I used NYX Deep Red Lip Liner. The lip liner will aid in the overall look lasting longer and not budging ! Blot with a tissue.
Apply your first coat of lipstick. I used Rimmel's Rouge but I have other favorites as well like Loreal's True Red or Estee Lauder's Fig. Blot once again. Then use a second coat of lipstick. Lightly press over the lips with a bit of translucent powder (I used NYC's Smooth Skin) using a powder brush to lock everything in for hours !
Have a Happy Valentines Day !