Red lips will never go out of fashion however we see different shades and finishes from season to season.
I prefer matte red lipsticks to anything else as I feel it's more wearable, sometimes the vinyl look can appear a little cheap if applied wrongly. Age also plays a part in the perfect red lip as lines appear and fullness fades achieving the best look becomes harder.
The high shine patent lip is creeping back in but whats the best way to wear it?...
In my own opinion I think if you are wearing this look in the day then go minimal with the rest of the make-up, if you are choosing this for evening define the eyes a little. Don't go crazy with the black smokey eye or you may look over done or dare I say it "cheap".
I have seen a heavy eye and glossy red lip in print but it works in magazines as the setting and clothes play a different story. Wearing a mini dress and stumbling round town in this style make-up may get you the wrong interest.
To wear the high shine red lips precision is vital, so much attention is drawn to the area so make sure the line is perfect. Any bleeding and you will look like you've been smooching.
Use a lip primer to fill any lines and prevent the feathered look, next conceal around the lips to even any skin tone and hide blemishes.Using a red lip liner create a sharp cupids bow and fill the lips. This will act as a base so either apply your favourite lipstick then clear gloss or choose the easy option and just pop on some red lipgloss.
I purchased this product by Barry M because of the fine glitter and also because the consistency was silky rather than sticky. It smells gorgeous just like cherry's so you may be tempted to give your lips a lick!
I was a little disappointed though as it is quite sheer unless you add a fair amount.
All in all it's a nice product for those wanting a cute fun look.
Choosing the perfect red for you-
- Teens to Twenties-You guys can pretty much get away with anything. Go for bright reds and high gloss finishes.
- Thirty's-The gimmicky days have gone and a more demure look seems advisable. You still have the fullness and good skin to carry off creamy or matte reds. If you have good texture you may get away with a little gloss. Gwen Stefani is a good example.
- Fourty's-Lines may be appearing around the lips and skin might have become a little drier so use a primer to fill any lines and choose a hydrating lipstick. Clinique and Chanel some nice ones.
- Fifty's plus-The fullness may have decreased and lines may be deeper but that doesn't mean you can't wear colours. Go for soft shades of red that are more on the sheer side, a tinted lip balm or hydrating sheer lipstick will do the trick. Glosses and bright lipstick will draw attention to the lines and even settle in them. Think Pat Butcher and that fluro pink lipstick!
Either way go red!