Saturday, December 18, 2010

Makeup Lesson: Crayon Red Lips


Who doesn't love crayon red lips? They are bright. They are powerful. They are sexy!

Just about everyone can rock them. Choose a red with more blue or more orange depending on you skin tone.

A matte red tends to look best on younger people. Glossy and satin reds look good on everyone and are especially good for us older people. Their sheen creates a flattering younger look.

 But applying bright red lipstick can be tricky. 

Reds don't always stay true to color. They may look amazing in the tube but when they are applied to the lips, the natural lip color shows through and muddies reds causing them to loose their vibrancy.

For some people, reds change color on the lips. I tend to have this problem. The pH of the skin causes changes in the lipstick color. The pH can change other lipstick colors as well.


Don't fret, friends! I have a few tips to help you get the perfect crayon red lipstick application and help the red retain it's brilliance. I have also included some Amazon Affiliate links to help you find the best beauty products.

How to Apply Bright Crayon Red Lipstick

Apply Lip Balm
Apply thick layer of lip balm to condition the lips and build up a protective waxy barrier to help prevent the pH color change. Wait 5 minutes and blot it off the excess.

Apply Foundation
Apply foundation using a makeup sponge your lips, the lip line and the area around your mouth. This will help conceal the natural lip color and will add to the barrier to prevent the pH color change.

Apply Clear Lip Liner
Some people trouble with lipstick bleeding or feathering out of the lip line. Clear lip liner will help stop the feathering. If you have lines around you mouth or you just have a problem with your lipstick feathering, apply clear lip liner to the edges of the lip line. You can skip this step if you do not have this problem.
  
Apply Red Lip Liner
Apply a red lip liner to your lip line. Choose a color that is close to your lipstick color. Lightly fill in the lips with the liner.

Powder the Edges
Dip a cotton swab in translucent power and carefully trace the outside of the lip liner. This will keep the liner and lipstick in place and increase the wear.

Apply the Lipstick
Use a lip brush to apply the lipstick in a smooth even layer staying in the lip line.  The brush helps press the lipstick into all of the lip crevices.

Blot
Lightly blot your lips with a tissue removing the excess that may end up on your teeth.

It may seem like a lot just to put on some lipstick, but this is red we are talking about. It must be perfect. 

I have a few beautiful bright crayon red lipsticks to recommend for you. All cruelty free of course!






The Lip Bar Vegan Lipstick in Cosmo


I hope this technique helps you get the perfect bright crayon red lipstick application.
 
Embrace the power of red!💄

Have some fun with makeup! 
 xo


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