a statement for every occasion
It is no secret that I have always been a little bit fearful of a red lip however I know that they can be a real mood booster once you’ve chosen the rightshade for you. Some prep beforehand gives me all the confidence I need to wear a strong red lip and embrace the presence it creates.
I always begin with Miracle Blur as it simply smooths all appearance of fine lip lines so the colour sits perfectly once applied.
It is important to note that a red lipstick is such a statement that the rest of the face has to be balanced so nothing is fighting with the boldness of the red. I always opt for a soft cheek and a neutral or sheer eye look which is why Eye2Eye in Fortune or Sun are the ideal shades for giving a light wash of colour that does not detract from the lips.
Shades such as Sheer Shimmer in Mama are faultless if you want a more vibrant lip but didn't want to delve right into the red palette. Shimmer always brings out the sparkle in your eyes which is a statement in itself regardless of how red the lip truly is. For a more natural yet full-looking lip, Lip2Cheek in Rossy is fabulous as it is a bold and fun shade yet has a creamy consistency that allows for your natural lip texture to shine through. Dabbing a little onto the cheeks really takes the look to a whole new level so your palette goes from neutral to wide awake. For a more modern red lip, Lip Luxe in Swainy is the ultimate tomato-red stack staple. Its brightness is incredibly uplifting and if swiped across the Cupid’s bow for a more French application, the lips look fuller and shapely. Simply stunning…
Adding a glow such as Lip Glow in Tallis to the cheeks puffs them out for a healthy radiance to amplify the richness of the palette. Remember to swipe any residue from your teeth and you will be red lip ready...
All the products featured on my social media channels I have purchased myself, or on occasion, have been sent to me by PR companies when called in.
I do not accept payments to create content or suggest specific products and items on my social channels. However I do occasionally use affiliate links, meaning I earn commission should you purchase my recommended products.