As you guys know, there is nothing I love more, than a classic red lip.
I love that you could be wearing the most basic outfit ever, add red lips to it and instantly transform your whole look. Red lips are bold, they’re sexy and exhilarate confidence. While red lips are the perfect addition to any Holiday look, I for one, wear them all year round. Hands down, my favorite accessory.
How To Get Perfect Red Lips
The first step is to exfoliate your lips, because there is nothing worse than dead skin crackling through your lipstick. For my exfoliation, I just use water and my Foreo (post here!), but I also have tried this Brown Sugar Lip Scrub and love it. Plus, it tastes good too!:)
After I exfoliate, I put on a very light coat of this Mac Lip Conditioner while I do the rest of my makeup. I started using this moisturizer while at Baylor and have been loyal to it ever since. It locks in moisture and is the perfect base for my lips.
Just like for your face makeup, it is important to put primer on your lips as well! I’m not going to lie, I sometimes forget this step, but whenever I do, I immediately notice the difference and wish I wouldn’t have forgot. This Mac Lip Primer is my favorite. I apply it all over my lips and around the edges. It makes my lip stick last and reduces feathering.
Very important. After I put primer on, I line my lips with this liner. Liner is important because red lipstick is known to feather off your lips and onto your skin. There is literally nothing worse than having red lipstick fade on the outer line of your lips. This lip liner from YSL is honestly everything. I love it because it is clear (yep, clear!) so I can use it with any lipstick color. My life changed when I tried it for the first time. It’s honestly genius.
After I do all of the steps above, right before heading out the door, I apply my mat red lipstick to complete my look.
It’s my favorite part because I live for my YSL Mat Red Lipstick and I give all the credit to Colton on finding this lipstick. I had been using a Red YSL Lip color for a while and one day before heading out of town, had completely run out and needed to pick up a new one. I couldn’t make it to Nordstrom’s, so Colton being the amazing guy he is, went to pick it up for me. I wasn’t answering my phone (shocking) and he didn’t know what to pick, so he ended up picking this one.
THANK YOU COLTON!
Ya’ll, it’s the mother of all red lipstick. Never will I ever again wear a different red lipstick and if they ever discontinue it, I will cry for a million years. I’m telling you, this YSL Mat Lipstick (shade 203) is everything. Making sure it is a mat is very important. Glossy (or regular) red lipsticks can make your lips look overdone and honestly kind of messy. So if you have tried red lipstick before and didn’t like it, it could be because you weren’t wearing a mat.
What do you guys think of red lips?
I’m a fashion obsessed, fitness fanatic and self proclaimed interior designer. I love to travel, drink wine and spend time with my Fiancé and Golden Retriever.