How To Wear Red Lipstick With Confidence
Drawing attention to your mouth with a crimson color may make your cringe, but it doesn't have to. With these tips you'll learn the power -- and pretty -- that wearing a red lipstick can convey.
Matte magicBold, matte color looks sophisticated, but it can also draw attention to dry lips. Makeup guru Bobbi Brown suggests applying eye cream to freshly exfoliated lips (use your toothbrush or a lip exfoliant) so that you'll have a smooth, hydrated surface to work with. Then use a lip brush to line and fill in your lips with a bright red, slightly creamy, matte-finish lipstick (try MAC Mattene Lipstick in Eden Rouge, $14.50). If needed, apply a coat of matte-finish lip balm (such as Peter Thomas Roth Matte Lip Balm, $11) to keep the color from flaking throughout the day.
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