Red Lipstick, even though I’m afraid of it sometimes, because it can be really high maintenance, brings me joy when I finally find one.
Right now, I’m loving Dior Red Smile. It’s a bright red that doesn’t wash out my complexion and the formula hydrates, which is essential so I don’t get that kind of dry drawn on looking lip that can age your face really quickly.
Here’s Two Of My Tricks for Wearing Red Lipstick
- Color in your entire lip with a flesh tone lip pencil. It works like primer, but without the price, and it’s one less thing you have to buy, look for, or put away when you’re done.
- Apply one coat of lipstick as a base. Lay a tissue across your lips. The tissue will adhere to the lipstick and hold in place I promise you. Let the tissue rest for a moment covering your entire mouth – an outline of your lips should be visible through the tissue – then pull the tissue away. Wait a minute to let the lipstick dry down and then reapply another coat of lipstick. Even when the glossy second coat wears off a bit after a few hours the perfect outline and most of the color will stay through your day. Now that should brighten your smile!