We all like the occasional beautiful crimson lip. Whether you’re attending a big event or feeling particularly ferocious on a regular day, one of the simplest ways to amp up your glam is to wear your favorite shade of red on your lips.
What’s nice about a red lip is how adaptable it is – it’s a gorgeous look that’s appropriate for almost any occasion. However, when it comes to wearing red lipstick (which is a rather strong look on its own), you really need to focus on the rest of your makeup application. Otherwise, there is simply too much going on… which is not a good appearance.
Here are three stunning makeup ideas to go with a red pout!
1. Maintain a youthful appearance
The ‘no makeup’ look is really one of the finest ways to combine a bright red lip with little makeup. Given that you’ve chosen to make your lips the focus point, you don’t want your overall makeup look to be overly crowded. The objective here is to make things simple.
On days when you’re not planning to wear a lot of makeup (or any at all), red lipstick may serve as a fast pick-me-up for your overall appearance. What is the secret to mastering the barely-there makeup look? Take the time to show your skin some more love – both in the morning and evening!
A healthy, bright complexion complements any bold lip color very well. Maintain hydrated skin by hydrating it with the appropriate items before applying face primer. After that, use a tinted moisturizer or BB cream to balance out your skin tone.
Pro-tip: To add lusciousness to your pout, dab a small amount of concealer over your cupid’s bow with your finger and then blend it out with a gentle dabbing motion. After coloring your lips, gently sprinkle some highlighter over your cupid’s bow to give the appearance of larger lips.
2. Winged eyeliner in a classic style
When wearing a red lip, the mantra is “little is more!” However, this does not mean you have to entirely abandon your black eyeliner. Indeed, when combined with a bright lip color, a traditional cat-eye looks very gorgeous.
For a more creative look on a special occasion, you could even extend the eyeliner into the inner corners of your eyes to create a reverse cat-eye appearance.
3. Bronzed radiance
Anyone looks amazing with a beautiful, sun-kissed glow. Let’s take your beauty to the next level by including bronzer in the mix!
Hydration is the first step. To get a naturally glowing complexion that radiates from the inside, you really need to improve your skincare game. Then, omit the thick contour. Rather than that, apply bronzer to define the natural contours of your face.
After giving your face a modest contour, apply an additional bronzer in a reversed ‘3’ pattern to the regions that frame your face. Position the brush at the temples on your forehead, then move it outwards and downwards, drawing it in across your cheekbones (towards your nose). Then sweep it back over the same region, drawing it in over the jawline once more.
This is a more natural way to shape your features while infusing your whole complexion with additional warmth and dimension.