I finally did it yesterday … It has been a while now that I wanted to go for the dramatic red lips trend but I never dared to do so. I always thought that red lipstick looks either trashy or you end up looking like you have just escaped from a circus. Therefore, you can imagine my surprise when I ended up looking like a classy femme fatale!
In order to get a successful red lip look I followed one simple rule. Red lips pop out so you should lay low on the rest of your make up. A neutral eye shadow, some mascara and a soft blush is enough. Less is better in this case.
Another rule that I follow whenever I intend to put dark lipstick is condition my lips so I can get rid of the dead cells.
Dark lipstick shows every flaw on the lips and who wants to end up looking like Dracula? So, take care of you lips in advance. What I usually do is I rub them softly with a toothbrush and then put on a sheer lip balm.
So, don’t be afraid to go red…Pick a shade that you like or mix and match and rock it!
A couple of my favorite red lipsticks are Glam I and Mac in color chili both by Mac Cosmetics. You can find them both at maccosmetics.com or at a mac store near you!