The hardest, but most versatile, color of lipstick to wear is red. We have all been there. We pick the wrong shade, the color bleeds outside of our lips, the color fades, and the list goes on. I’m here to help you out!
I am a Mary Kay Consultant and love their products. The products work. So my point of view will be coming from using Mary Kay products. However, all these tips can be used with other products, should you choose to go that route.
We have all had this problem and it is especially true about red lipstick. There are ways to stop it!
- Use a lip primer. Put it on first and give it a few seconds to soak in. Lip primer helps keep the lipstick from fading. This means less reapplying.
- Choose a lip liner and apply it to your lips. Don’t just outline your lips. Make sure you apply it over your entire lip. Your lipstick will stick to the liner and not bleed.
- Apply your lipstick. Make sure to only put lipstick where your liner is.
- If you desire a gloss, this is the time to apply it.
Using the lip primer and a lip liner, as outlined above, will help keep your lipstick from fading. The Mary Kay products will even stand up to eating! The only time I have to reapply lipstick is if I wipe it off with a napkin. It’s amazing!
Picking a shade of red can be a little tricky. The best way to go about this is with a friend, one who will tell you the truth. Mary Kay consultants can help you make this decision and will actually have samples for you to try. That way, you are guaranteed to have the color you need.
However, many of us have purchased shades of red and the shade doesn’t work for our skin tone. Or maybe it works for one outfit but not the other. We don’t want to have dozens of different shades of red lipstick. So what do you do?
This is wear lip liner and lip-gloss come to your aid. If you are using the steps outlined above, you can easily change the shade of your lipstick.
- To make the red darker, use a dark berry or chocolate lip liner. If you want it even darker, apply a dark lip-gloss.
- To make the red more pink, and less orange, apply a dark berry or deep red lip liner with a pink or purple lip-gloss.
- Need to lighten the shade? Use a pink, orange, or neutral lip liner and apply a glittery lip-gloss. The glitter will help reflect light, making your lipstick look lighter.
These tips help you get the most out of your red lipstick and salvage a bad red lipstick purchase.
Stay tuned to find out more tips for making your make up work for you!