Burning Red

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I have to say, I LOVE a bold red lip. Any excuse I have to wear one, I do. It just does something to me that puts a little pep in my step. But I have found that a lot of girls stay away from wearing a red lip because it tends to “bleed” or “feather” onto their face. This put me on a search for “how too” and “best practices” for wearing a bold red lip. I tested and here is what I have found to work the best!

1) Moisturize. Ladies I can not express enough the importance of having a smooth and moist lip! It helps with application and keeps your color from seeping into the dry cracks of your lips.

2) Powder the edge of your lips. This small and very simple step keeps the lip color from “bleeding” or “feathering” onto your face.

3) Line your lip. This is not a necessary step, but I promise it will help you keep the color within the natural line of your lips while you apply your desired shade of lipstick. It will also help with reapplication! My favorite liner to use is an E.L.F. lipstick . This product can be found at Target or Walgreen’s and is super cheap. Let’s be honest, I’m on a budget and need a super cheap but super great liner.

4) Apply your lipstick. No further instructions needed here. 😉 I love wearing a matte color for the day, and applying a gloss on top to make it a night look. My favorite red color is this NYX soft matte lip cream. I love the shade, how it applies, and how easily it turns from a day into night look.

5) Have FUN. This is the best and most important step. Have fun experimenting with colors and products that fit you! Here is my perfect red lip. Show us yours! jacredlip

As a bonus hear is what ELLE magazine has to say about the history of the red lipstick. ALSO, we can’t have a post on red lips without paying homage to the fantastic ladies who made it so fierce.

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