Its that time of the year again Valentine’s day. Do you have a big date planned or are you going out with your friends or going out solo. Irrespective of your answer it’s a good time to pick the right outfit, decide how you are going to do your make up and choose the right lipstick.
Because Valentine’s Day is the day of love a bold red lipstick seems appropriate, considering all the cupids and red hearts. So if you about a matte lipstick or getting glam in metallic lipstick here are some of my favourite cupid-approved lipsticks.
1. MAC – Ruby Woo
No list of red lipstick is complete without MAC Ruby Woo an ultra-matte blue-toned lipstick that matches practically every skin tone under the sun. This blue tone has the added benefit of making your teeth look brighter. It is the price is mid-range and it is a product you can buy sight unseen without having to test it out. Where to buy: MAC store nationwide.
2. Milani Amore Matte Lip Cream-Devoted
This is a liquid lipstick which has been widely popular and almost constantly sold out since it launches and it is no surprise the pigmentation is insane. It is also not as drying as some other Liquid lipsticks this does not dry your skin out and dries into a velvety finish that lasts until you remove it. It is extremely affordable and easily available among cosmetic vendors nationwide.
3. Fenty -Stunna Lip Paint
Rhianna can do no wrong and her makeup products are no exception. Enter the Fenty Stunna lipstick, starting from its unique packaging it has been making waves since its release It applies easily and with a really intense colour just make sure to wear lip balm. This is lipstick is the most expensive on the list and is a great option if you want to splurge.
4. Revlon –Really Red
If you are looking for an inexpensive dupe for MAC-Ruby Woo this is one of the closest available however it is not matte. It is however super creamy with really intense shade and lightweight. To make it even better it is affordable and easily accessible check any Perfect Trust Cosmetic store or stand.
5 TIPS TO MAKE YOUR LIPSTICK LAST LONGER
1. Exfoliate and moisturise
Flaky, dry lips do not take colour well. For well-moisturised lips, apply a lip balm or coconut oil every night before going to bed. Before applying any lip colour make sure to exfoliate your lips gently with a sugar scrub to remove the flaky patches. Then apply lip balm or petroleum jelly and leave it on for a while before applying lipstick.
2. Prime and prep your lips
Before applying lipstick to your makeup you can outline your lips with a concealer. It acts as a lip primer and will prevent spill outs and smudging at the edges which makes your lipstick stay longer. If you have dry skin you may also need to prep your lips with a primer
3. Line and fill
One of the best tips is to make sure to apply lip liner correctly. Correctly, in this case, means to line and fill in your lips completely with a liner. For the best results use a lip liner that matches your lipstick this ensures the perfect lip colour that lasts.
4. Always use a brush for application
Use a brush to apply lipstick starting at the centre of both your top and bottom lips. Then fill in your lips starting from the edges to the centre, and follow it through with the top lip. Take care to fill in properly at the edges and then move towards the centre.
5. Use the powder and tissue trick
After you have applied lipstick, take one half of tissue and press it between your lips to absorb the excess. Now, take the other half and place it on your lip, then apply translucent powder and then apply a final coat on the centre of your lip.
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