Red lips are a feminine statement that never goes out of style! From bold, opaque mattes to glosses or sheer tints, red lips are all about glamour and sophistication and could make the perfect finishing touch to your look this Valentine’s Day.

To select the perfect shade for your skin tone, as a general rule, warmer toned reds complement those with warm undertone complexions, whilst blue toned reds look best with fair or cool undertone complexions.

When wearing red lipstick, layering product always helps with longevity. Apply an even coating of BECCA’s Lip Priming Perfector to the lips, then define and fill in lips with a lip pencil to prevent feathering and ensure longwearing colour. When filling in lips with colour, begin from the inner part of the lips, working the colour to the outer edges to ensure a neat finish.

If your lips are slightly thinner, a gloss can help to make them appear fuller and more luscious. When applied well, gloss can provide a lovely, youthful look to the lips. Be sure not to create over glossed lips as this will see product travel into fine lines. Wearing Lip Priming Perfector before gloss can prevent feathering.

BECCA Cosmetics Founder and Creative Director says, “To emphasise red lips, ensure that the rest of your makeup is kept minimal. Consider soft golds or shimmering nude shades for the eyes, or eyes defined with simple liner and light lashings of mascara paired with barely there cheek colour”.

Posted by BECCA, 5 Feb 2013, Comments (0)