red lips can be really daunting for some! you have no idea how many times i try to get everyone into a red lip – usually, they’re shocked by how pretty they look, and how, erm, sexy they feel once they take my advice. i recently created a beauty editorial for glitter guide with this in mind. i grabbed my two fair skinned beauties, christie lohr of style nine to five, and garcy fry of eco diva beauty, to do a red lip three ways tutorial.
(all photos by taya photography)
for ANY red lip, you need the perfect canvas, so prep, prime and swipe with my foolproof guide:
remove any flakes with a lip scrub.
use a thin veil of concealer to neutralize the natural lip color and give staying power
use a lip brush to get those crisp, precise lines (yes, you can skip the lip liner!)
erin – the classic red lip
pair a classic cat eye and enhanced brow with your red lip for a classic, yet modern spin
RED LIPSTICK: lady danger by MAC (an orange-y red)
christie – the sultry red lip
add a hint of smokiness to the eye, and rim the waterline with black liner. this is all about a date night or girls evening on the town!
RED LIPSTICK: russian red by MAC (a neutral, deep red)
garcy – the no makeup red lip
pairing the bold lip with a buffed up complexion, and sans mascara is perfect for daytime, and it’s super chic.
RED LIPSTICK: ILIA in Wild Child (a true, bright cherry red)
head over to glitter guide to find out the other products used, and how i achieved each look! i promise… you can wear a red lip!