It’s no secret that red lipstick is the ultimate statement piece. Whether you’re going for a classic pout or want to turn heads with a bold hue, there’s nothing like a swipe of crimson on your lips to make your jaws drop.
But while everyone knows how good it feels to wear red lipstick, there are some drawbacks—namely, that it can be difficult to keep color in place. Luckily, we’ve got some tips that will help you make your red lipstick last all day long!
The Best Tips To Help You Make Red Lipstick Last:
Find the right formula for your lips
The first step to getting red lipstick that lasts is finding the right formula for your lips. If your skin type tends to be dry, then look for more moisturizing formulas like lip balms or glosses. If you tend to have oily skin and want a matte finish, then try using a matte lip pencil or liquid lipstick formula instead of a lip balm or gloss.
Choose A Quality Lipstick
Quality matters when it comes to lipsticks in general, but especially when it comes to red ones. Look for something that has great color payoff and stays on for a long time without drying out your lips too much (or causing other irritation).
Prep your lips before application.
This is especially important if you’re using a liquid formula, which tends to dry out faster than other types of lipsticks. Before applying the color, gently exfoliate your lips with an oil-based scrub (or even just massage them with coconut oil). This will help soften the skin and allow the product to glide on smoothly without tugging on any dry patches or lines around the mouth area.
Use a primer
Primers help keep your lipstick from fading or smudging throughout the day; they also help lock in moisture so that your lips don’t dry out or become chapped. Look for primers made specifically for use with lipsticks or glosses, or use a clear lip balm as a primer before applying your red shade.
Start with a good base
If you want your red lipstick to last all day long without fading or smearing, start by applying a good base coat first—one that contains moisturizing ingredients such as shea butter and jojoba oil will work best at keeping moisture locked in and help prevent breakouts.
Use A Lip Liner Pencil To Line Your Lips
This will give your lips shape and definition, which helps keep the color from bleeding or smearing outside the lines. (You can also use lip liner pencils in other colors, such as pink or nude.)
Apply with a brush instead of a tube.
When you apply the lipstick directly from the tube, there’s a chance that you won’t get an even coating of color because some of it will be clumped up in the tip of the tube—and this means uneven application! Instead, use a brush to get the most out of each drop of product and more even coverage all around your lips.
When applying red lipstick, start with a small amount and build up from there as needed. You want to be able to see where the product is going on your lips without any excess getting on your teeth or cheeks (which can happen when using too much).
Be sure to set it with powder
Once you’ve applied your lipstick, take a small amount of loose powder (or even blotting paper) and brush it over your lips for extra staying power. This will help lock in the color so that it doesn’t fade throughout the day!
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading my tips on how to wear red lipstick, and if you have any of your own, please share them in the comments. I’d love to hear from you!
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