December 27, 2010

Everyday Red Lips


I was always that kind of girl who thought red lipstick would look horrible on her. I have very fair skin and light hair so red lips would be too bold for me. This Christmas, part of my boyfriend's gift was a make-up kit with lipsticks, lip glosses and eye shadows. The lipsticks were dark colored and the lip glosses as well. I was scared but at the same time it was the perfect time for me to try something bold and let go of my red fear, and I kind of loved it! I think you can wear a red lipstick everyday as long as it's the right shade for you and your eye make-up looks very simple and natural. On the two pictures above I have no make-up on, only the lipstick and lipgloss.


 To achieved this natural red lip I only used these three products: 
  1. Labello Cherry Lipbalm
  2. Red satin lipstick
  3.  Red Lipgloss
This is my own way to get that natural red lip for an everyday look. A lot of people do it differently, but you'll have to do what it's the best way for your skin. These are not expensive brand products, you don't need a MAC or Chanel lipstick to get that perfect red lip.These were the three steps I did:


First I applied a red tinted lip balm to my lips so they stay moisturized yet slightly tinted with a subtle red shimmery color. I used a Labello (Nivea) one, but you can use wherever you have on your collection already.


Once the lipbalm sinked a little into my lips, I applied the red lipstick. This is a satin finished red lipstick with subtle cool/pink undertones. Warm/orange undertones would not suit my skin. As you can see, I didn't overdo it because it would look too harsh.


The final step is to apply a red lip gloss for that shimmery and mirror like finish. You could not use the lip-gloss if you wanted to, but I think a hint of glossiness would be perfect for a cute red lip.

For an everyday look, you shouldn't wear super dark eye make up or even blush. I would just stick to mascara and a black eyeliner on your top or bottom lid and a shimmery subtle blush.

There are a lot of blonde and pale celebrities who rock red lipstick on the red carpet, those were the ones I took inspiration from, because they look gorgeous! It makes me realize who pathetic I was for being so afraid of red colors on my lips...


 Do you often rock a red lip as well or are you afraid of that bold color like I was? (:

26 comments:

Lucy said...

This is so pretty.
It really suits you. I'm pale too but with darker hair then yours.I'm a complete lipstick phobe altogether lol.
I have worn red lipstick once to a friends 18th birthday party though and received so many compliments.
I don't know why I haven't tried it again!!

Lovely Informative Post
Lou
xx
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Ritovskyta James said...

I believe full lips can handle any color any given time. The reason I dislike red lipstick on xtina now and then is because she has a thin upper lip, and when done wrong it enhances that. Although here she rocks it. plus I love that shade: http://www.derekhail.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/xtina-busted.jpg
I don't have very full lips, but there was a period I used them a lot. I am brunette, long hair, I manage =P

KawaiiFreakxXx said...

You looks gorgeous! That shade of red suits you soo well! I'm too scared to wear red lips, maybe because I haven't found the right shade yet, but you look so glamorous! :)

Marissa said...

I happen to love red lipstick on blonds. I'm a pale brunette, and I always hated red lipstick on me, but I finally found my perfect shade - Nars Afghan Red. Now I rock red lips all the time!

Steph said...

I looooove red lips. I don't wear red liptsick very often, because I already have rosy lips. My hair is really dark and red lips look good on me, but I prefer a nude color. That way I can go crazy with eyeshadow and eyeliner. I do think red lips look better on blondes, but that's my opinion ;).
Labello is the best. I always have the blue original one with me all the time. It's the only lipbalm that really keeps my lips moisturized.

ShineyGlam said...

Hi! you really look great without make-up, just lipstick will do! that's so great - natural beauty! And seriously i love your new blog layout, may i ask if you designed it yourself or got it somewhere?

Marisa said...

@ShineyGlam - Off course!! I didn't designed any of this eheheh I searched online for a blogger layout and tried a bunched of them.. I liked this one better! The header was made by my sister on photoshop x)

~Caro~ said...

I love the look! red lips are so chic!

~Caro~
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PS: I tagged you over at my blog!

Summer said...

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All Made Up said...

This looks really lovely on you - I like how you've gone for a more pinky red and it dfinitely suits you perfectly! :)

My lips are really small and thin so red is one of the colours I always avoid... I'd love to find the perfect shade for me but I'm too lazy to check my makeup frequently and I'd be worried that it would bleed into any lines and look horrible without me knowing!!

Joy ♥

Jen said...

Oh how I love red lips!! Cameron always looks so great in them! Chanel red is my favorite!

Happy Monday Dear! xo

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Rebecca from See You in Sweden said...

Marisa it turned out so great on you, I knew that it would!!

Thu said...

The lip colour looks lovely. x

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Alexandra said...

nice hair color:)

Mimi said...

i used to be so scared of wearing red lips, but then i started using my red lipstick, and now i loooooove it! and you are totally right, everyone can wear red lips as long as it's the right shade. you look great! :D

<3, Mimi

Ansa said...

I love this look on you. It's very classy and gorgeous. Very pretty. :)

Ashley said...

Great post! I always add a bit of gloss with my red lipstick, I think it looks a little less harsh, which is important for everyday use! I might have to pick up that lipbalm, too. I really like the slight color it gives your lips.

BottledBeauty said...

I agree everyone should try red! I'm pale but pairing red lips with the right blush make it work.

Miss*Kimmy said...

These red lips really suit you! I like how they aren't too super dark or anything. That's so nice how your man bought you the makeup set =)

Nayantara Sam said...

Aw, you look incredibly pretty! You really should wear this shade every day! I have a darker skin tone, so it's really hard to find a proper lipstick shade for me! Great blog :)

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ROSITANEGRA said...

You look adorable and i love the new layout. very nice!! Btw love the new display picture for your blog, your hair looks fantastic :)

Alina A. said...

love the red lips!xx

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Tamera's Take said...

Love the lips! You're so gorgeous :)
Tamera xo

Jan said...

That shade of red is gorgeous on you! I stayed away from red lippie for years but just ordered some Royal Effem shade 021 which is very bright and I can't wait to test out. :)

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