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Red Lip Tips & Tricks

Red Lip Tips & Tricks

A classic holiday look calls for a classic holiday make up staple—- the red lip!

Whether you’re going to dinner at Grandma’s or dressing up your ugly Christmas sweater, a red lip is a total game changer. When executed properly, the red lip will up any outfit, whether you are in the holiday season or not.

Executing the perfect red lip can be tough, and maintaining it can be even harder, especially with all the eating and drinking that comes with this time of year.

Here are some tips to keep your lips fresh and crisp as the nights wears on.

  1. Start by lining your lips with a lip liner that is one shade darker than what you will be applying later.
  2. Then, using that same shade, draw an X on your cupid’s bow—the portion of your lips that is directly underneath your nose.
  3. After, apply the shade of red that best suits your skin tone. If you are a porcelain goddess, the world is your oyster when it comes to red lipstick, but if you are a bronze beauty, the selection is slightly smaller.
    • Fair skin tones: For best results, pick cherry based reds with blue undertones.
    • Medium skin tones: Select bright orange based reds that will enhance your natural olive undertones.
    • Dark skin tones: Use jarring bright reds with fiery undertones.
  4. Once your perfect shade is applied, take a piece of paper and blot your lips.
  5. Finally, take a small brush and outline your lips with liquid concealer to prevent any color bleeding as you drink, eat, and laugh the night away!

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