Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Paint the town RED: Photo Tutorial

Love the red but hate how it usually bleeds? Well, the technique in red lipstick (or any lipstick for that matter) is ... LIP LINERS. You must have at least a 'my-lips-but-better' shade lip liner and a red in your kit. Red lipstick was always associated with class, old Hollywood glamour and independent woman. It easily lifts up any makeup look.
(Ps: I'll be doing a blog on how to find the perfect red lipstick shade! Wait for it. :D)

So what are the tools needed?
A. Red Lipliner/Nude lip liner
B. Concealer, and a concealer brush/lip brush
C. Your red lipstick
D and optional: Lip brush

STEP 1: With a sharpen lip pencil, line your lips and follow your outline (in case you want to make your lips look bigger, line outside your lip outline BUT not over-do it.). Also you want a lipliner that is close to your lip color as possible. Using a darker liner for everyday wear/casual wear .is ... 1990's much! haha.

STEP 2: Fill-in the rest of your lips. Or you want to skip this step and make a 3D effect by just filling out the rest with your red lipstick.

STEP 3:  With your concealer, clean the edges. Make sure you blend it to your skin seamlessly.

STEP 4: Top it off with your lip color. Use a lip brush for precision. And if you still mess up, correct it again by using your concealer.


1. Always have a clean base! Red lipstick can mature a face easily. So conceal conceal conceal!
2. Red lipstick also accentuate chappy lipstick, so before application, use a toothbrush and brush it to exfoliate and remove the dry skin.
2. If you want it to pop more, put a clear or red lipgloss on the center of your lips and blend it outwards.

Thank you so much for reading.
Love, Makeup Mama. :)

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