Getting the perfect red lip look can be much harder than originally anticipated. Lipstick can get smudgy, stains can dry out the lips, glosses can wear off too quickly – the potential problems are endless. Luckily, we’re here to help with a list of some of our favorites in all formulas PLUS our top tips for application!
– STEPS TO PERFECT RED LIPS –
Before applying any bold lip product, make sure your lips are exfoliated and hydrated! We often start this process the night before with thislip scrub and this overnight lip mask. (More affordable versions here and here)
Once the lips are prepped, go in with a lip primer if you’re looking for serious all-day wear. We don’t do this too often but find it helpful for special events.
Fill in your lips with the red lip product of your choice – if you want to wear a gloss, we recommend starting with a lipstick and then applying the gloss for maximum wear time.
Blot with a tissue and apply one more coat.
Grab another tissue and hold it in front of your lips. Using your favorite loose translucent powder and a medium-sized fluffy brush, and dust the powder onto the tissue on top of your lips. This is key for locking everything in and preventing smudging!
For those of you who made it all the way to the end of this novel, we thought we’d share our top 3 favorites, which is SUCH a hard choice. Out of only the ones pictured above, we’d go with Nars Heat Wave, Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Matte in Volatile, and Revlon Super Lustrous in Love That Red.