How to find the perfect red lipstick for you

How to Create the Perfect Red Lip

All eyes are drawn to the woman with sensuous lips, courtesy of the perfect red pout. But how to get that perfect pout?

It’s easier than you think if you follow these tips … and apply them with the wonderfully lush shades of red lipstick created by Red Burlesque.

Preparing the Canvas

All masterpieces require careful preparation of the canvas. Artful and expressive lips need preparing too.

Start with smooth, clean and moisturized lips. Like facial skin, lips need to be regularly exfoliated with your fingertip and a scrub made from a little olive oil and sugar or gentle rubbing with your toothbrush or a soft cloth. Massage gently in a circular motion. The longer you massage (within reason – remember you’re exfoliating, not trying to remove your lips altogether) the more intense the exfoliation will be.

Start with a Sketch

Carefully applying a liner just outside your actual lip line instantly gives the appearance of plump, full and youthful lips. Note to self: never use a dark liner with light colors of lipstick.

Using liner as a base color to fill in your lips is much the same as using a foundation for your face, in fact, your foundation also works brilliantly as a base for your lipstick! Doing this gives the lipstick a smooth base to stick to and helps to extend the wearability of the lip color.

The Main Attraction

Starting at the middle peak of the upper lip, apply the lipstick gently, working towards the edge and then repeat for the other side. Repeat the same procedure for the bottom lip. Then blot your lips gently with a tissue and reapply.

After reapplying, line your lips once more to define the edges and prevent smudges. This also prevents bleeding that often occurs with other lipsticks

Keeping the Look

Keeping red smudges off your teeth is as simple as remembering to discreetly slip your index finger into your mouth, gently close your lips and pull the finger out very slowly. All the excess color will remain attach to your finger and not your teeth.

A simple and discreet lick of the lips before sipping from a glass will help keep the beautiful color on your lips, instead of on your wine glass.

Use the Best Red Lipstick

Nourished with Vitamin E, all eighteen sumptuous Red Burlesque shades have been created to give you the most gorgeous, long-lasting red lips possible, with a creamy velvet texture that makes your lips appear more youthful than ever.

By Adam Coutts