Karen's Blog

6 Simple Steps to a Classic Red Lip
Nov 17, 2014

The holiday season is all about celebrating with loved ones and being grateful for all we have. We enjoy lots of festive gatherings, from house parties to corporate dinners and everything in between. No matter what type of events you’re attending and whether you’re a guest or the host, we’ve got the perfect classic lip for you this holiday season.

Here are six simple steps to a classic red lip.

Step one: Prepare your lips by gently applying a light, translucent powder.

Step two: Using the lip pencil of your choice, line your lips along the entire outline then fill in the rest of your lips with the pencil color. I recommend using a shade very close to the color of your lipstick.

Step three: Apply a lip line perfector—this is a clear pencil used on the outside of your lip line to prevent the color from “bleeding” outside the line.

Step four: Apply your favourite red lipstick all over the lips. Close lips tight and rub together so the color sinks deep into your lips.

Step five: Blot lips with tissue to remove excess lipstick and avoid smudging. Don’t rub or you’ll undo the work you’ve done. Just blot a couple of times.

Step six: Reapply lipstick for an extra layer of deeply infused color.

To maintain this look all night long, keeping your lips looking perfect, reapply the lip line perfector and lipstick as needed.

Try out your very own classic red lip this holiday season and if you feel up for something different, use a color like wine, raspberry or deep purple for a trendy throw on this classic look.