So far, I’ve shown you how to do dramatic, glittery holiday makeup, an easy 5-minute gradient makeup look, and now I want to share with you another staple in my makeup bible – a classic red lip!
Finding the perfect red lip colour goes a long way!
It adds a dose of fun, a dose of colour and is an instant confidence booster!
WELL, let’s get started…
Here I already have my base completed. Check out my basic foundation/ concealer routine here to see how I achieve this.
Starting with the eyes….
we are going to be using some shimmery bronze and burgundy tones . First, apply a champagne shade on your entire eyelid as a base.
Then, using a fluffy blending brush, apply a medium bronze shade on your crease to create depth. Your crease is the halo part underneath your brow bone and on top of your eyeball. This is usually where we want the shadow to hit. Apply the same color on the outer half of your lower lash line too.
Using a shimmery pink tone, apply it on the inner half of your lower lash line to create a “puppy eyes” effect. This will instantly brighten and open up your eyes!
Using a pencil brush for precise application, apply a dark maroon color on the outer corner of your eyelid. Then blend it out with a clean eye shadow brush.
Apply the same color on the outer 1/3 of your lower lash line.
To finish the eyeshadow, I always like to blend the edges together with a clean blending brush to make sure there are no sharp lines.
My go-to style is winged liner and lots of mascara! If you are not into a winged look feel free to do your liner anyway you want. It’s all about what makes you comfortable and happy- that’s my guideline for you:)
Use a natural blush colour when wearing a red lip
If both the cheeks and lips are super bright and red they will overpower each other and make the look a bit too dramatic.
Add a natural and subtle highlighter on cheekbones and nose
We love a healthy glow!
Now let’s talk about the red lip!
Always line your lips with a similar color lip pencil before you go in with the actual lipstick. It will keep your edges clean and help you color last longer.
I prefer a velvet finish lipstick/ liquid lipstick. It’s long lasting and is less likely to get stuck on your hair and smudge everywhere. It also give a nice luxurious finish.
I prefer a red that’s on the cooler tone side to compliment my skin tone. Your perfect red may be different from mine. Take time to try out different tones of red – orange/ pink/ warm/ cool. Find a color that works for you. If all else fails, find a classic medium red. This tone is suitable for lots of different skin tones. You can’t go wrong;)
This is my favorite go-to red lip look. Hope you guys enjoy xx
Til’ next time.
Written exclusively for WELL, Magazine Asia by Jessica Wong