A sure shot for any festive look? The classic red lips, perfect with a fresh complexion and a subtly accentuated eye. Here are our best tips to nail this fiery trend, whatever version you prefer!
Golden rules for red lips
- Pick the right shade. If your complexion is colder (so if you have bluish veins on your wrists), pick colors that contain a touch of pink or purple: raspberry, wine-red, carmine, etc. If you have a warmer complexion (in that case, your veins will be greenish), you’re better off with orangey hues like brick red or burgundy.
- Pamper your lips. Make sure to treat them with utmost care to keep them soft and moisturized at all times. Exfoliate them with a gentle scrub a few times a week and apply a nourishing balm as often as you want – particularly before going to bed.
- Get a good lipliner that fits with your shade of red: it’s essential for an even Trace the contour of your lips from edges to center, then colour the whole surface if you want: you’ll get an extra-long hold, as you would with a makeup primer – especially if you pick a waterproof formula!
Good to know
To give the impression that our lips are plumper, you can draw the line just outside the edges (not too far, of course!).
Perfect red lipsticks
Whether you like yours glossy, matte or with just a hint of subtle colour, there are a world of lipsticks to choose from. In addition to the finish, you can also choose your favourite type of application: more or less opaque depending on your tastes, your favourite lipsticks are available in stick, pencil, liquid or tinted gloss. It’s all up to you.
Our top 5
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