Fabulous Friday: Red lips how to

Maria Vlezko, fashion blogger, Sydney, beauty blog, red lips makeup how to

Red lips makeup is the easiest way to add chic to your look . Whether you are wearing plain outfit, dark colours or funky evening dress, just add hot red lipstick and no need for other accessories. In addition, it was discovered that men prefer red lips over other types of makeup.

So here is a how to guide to perfect red lips!

The very first step is to create perfect Base and Eyes:

1) For a flawless complexion start with a primer to create a smooth surface across any fine lines. This will also help your makeup to last longer. Follow with a good coverage foundation. If needed, use a concealer under the eyes and on any problem areas.

2) For a 100% chic look, keep your eye makeup minimal when you are wearing bright lip color. Neutral eyeshadows  i.e. nude, beige or light grey and two layers of mascara should be enough. Keep brows well-groomed too.

3) Apply a light pink powder blush on cheeks or, for a sun-kissed look, a little bit of bronzer on cheeks and chin.

Now lips:

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1. To create a perfect shape, make 6 symmetrical marks on your lips with a lip pencil.

Makeup artists’ trick: For that plumped lips look, before contouring, apply a concealer or highlighter on area around your lips. This will create a perfect base your lips makeup and prevent lipstick from bleeding into fine lines.

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2. Contour your lips connecting the 6 marks.

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3. Smudge the contour.

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4. Apply first layer of lipstick, pat it in with your index finger or, if you have one, with a brush. This will make sure the lipstick goes into every little line on your lips.

Makeup artists’ trick: Blot your lips with a tissue to seal and then apply second layer. This will guarantee your lipstick hold on to your lips for longer.

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6. To add extra volume to your lips, apply a tiny amount of a lip gloss in the middle of your lower lip and pat it in.

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That’s it:) You are ready to shine!

To create this red lips look I used:

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  • Chanel Rouge Allure in shade 60  Vertige
  • Chanel Precision Lip Definer in shade 24
  • Sally Hansen Lip Inflation, transparent

Hope you found this how-to-guide to Perfect Red Lips useful.

Stay beautiful and enjoy your weekend!!!



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  1. Victoria June 10, 2011

    Red lipstick is my favourite makeup staple. No matter how tired you may look, some red lippie and minimum eye makeup (liner & mascara) and you’ll look fresh and rested. :)

    Love your look!

  2. DanniiBeauty June 10, 2011

    A gorgeous look – Love the tutorial!

  3. KaNinis June 10, 2011

    Oh, those are great tipps! Thank you! :)

  4. Norlin June 10, 2011

    Thanks for sharing the tutorial. Now I know you need to add some gloss in the middle of the lower lip to create that extra volume! :)

  5. Gracie June 10, 2011

    Oh wow thank you! I’m terrible at putting on lip stick and I have never really worn red before. I will have to try this out. x

  6. Antonia-Ivana June 10, 2011

    I like that six-points-tric. I’ll try it out next time I apply lipstick.

  7. Me, my best and I June 10, 2011

    love the 6 point trick never seen that before, will try that for sure next time

  8. Amalia June 11, 2011

    Wow that is such a classy, beautiful look!! I almost cry here because you look very much like my own mother- from pictures when she was young!

  9. Courtney June 12, 2011

    Great tips – a bold red lip is always such a classic!

    xoxo ~ Courtney

  10. Ashley June 12, 2011

    Fabulous tutorial! Please consider doing more of these. Also, what foundation do you like?

  11. caramellitsa June 13, 2011

    thank you for sharing!!!
    this post definitely helped me i love red lips but they dont last for long
    kisses <3

  12. Maria V June 13, 2011

    I am glad you find it useful darlings! I promise to do more tutorials and how to-s :)

  13. Marina H June 14, 2011

    WOW…thank you so much for this amazing post doll…I’m getting ready to go a 50’s inspired photo shoot with my sister and this is perfect for the occasion..Thank you again.

    <3 Marina

  14. Jen W June 14, 2011

    The Rouge Allure looks gorgeous! And I love your outfit/accessories with this look- so chic

  15. Maryam June 14, 2011

    Marusya, red lipstick was made for ya! Spasibo za dobrye slova, let’s become beauty ambassadors together!!!

  16. Red Lips, Black Hair June 15, 2011

    You are SO chic and SO fabulous! You’re absolutely beautiful! I need that l/s!

  17. Marissa Joy June 16, 2011

    Love the red lips- such a great way to polish any outfit! Thanks for your comment. I’m following you now!

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  18. Ashley June 16, 2011

    Great tutorial. I’ve been wanting to get a new red lipstick, and now I want one even more :)

  19. Amy June 21, 2011

    Love the tips and the look!! I have been hesitant to try a full lipstick as I’m worried it will make me look like a tart!! Maybe it’s the colour shade?? Any tips on this in the future would be great xxx