Have you always wanted to know how to get that PinUp Perfect red lip but not sure how? Well this mini tutorial may help!
Step 1. Make sure your lips are free of any foundation, concealer, any kind of product. Moisturize your lips with a lip balm or conditioner. I like to do this to avoid dry lips throughout the day and I find my lippie goes on a lot smoother, but if you prefer to skip this step you can.
Step 2. Take a red lip liner pencil of your choice (make sure it is soft enough to fill in with but sharp enough to finely line your lips) and lightly line the shape of your lips. I like to over-line my top lip slightly to create a fuller lip. Make sure the outlines are straight and even, especially your cupid’s bow.
Step 3. Once you have lined the outside of your lips, fill in the inside of your lips with the same lip pencil. By doing this it creates a base for your lipstick ensuring that it lasts through the day and stays perfect. Filling in the inside of your lip as well as you possibly can also helps keep the product in place when eating and drinking.
Step 4. Now comes the lippie! Take any red lipstick of your choice, here I have use the Limecrime Opaque Lipstick in Retrofuturist. You may use a lip brush if you wish, but I prefer to apply the lipstick straight from the tube. Apply a generous coat of your desired lipstick to your lips, making sure to cover the whole area of the lined lip, in case there is a difference in colour between your lipstick and lip liner. Avoid pressing your lips together to ‘even out the lipstick’ as I find with a defined lip that all it does is mess it up. If the outline of your lips is slightly uneven, don’t stress! Just take a concealer brush with a small amount of concealer on it and tidy up any edges that may need fixing, and voila! You now have perfect red lips!
Miss Borana xxxxx