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:
- Labello Cherry Lipbalm
- Red satin lipstick
- Red Lipgloss
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? (: