When you see red lips coming your way—lots of them—you know the cool weather is definitely here to stay, and holiday season is a-coming. Are you are psyched as we are to get a slick cherry-coloured kisser? You should be, especially since there are now so many shades on the scene to give you rich, long-lasting red lipstick you can count on, day or night.
Anyone can wear red, as long as its the right red for you. You’ll need to consider how deep you want to go: Light on the eyes, darker on the lips? Simple clothes that need a boost? Match that glass of Pinot Noir you’re holding? Then, once your shade is chosen, you’ll need some guidance.
It turns out that wearing red lipstick like a pro is not quite as easy as slicking on some gloss. In fact, there are some tricks to getting this striking look just right. According to Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Expert Loida Adam, red lipstick—no matter which shade you choose—really is a beauty staple, especially as the temperatures begin to drop. This colour is versatile, always in style and adds a vibrant touch to any look. How do you apply it without looking like a clown? Just follow these brilliant tips.
5 STEPS TO PERFECT RED LIPSTICK APPLICATION
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The Red Lipsticks We're Loving This Season
Quo Velvet Kiss Lipstick in No8 $12
This affordable deep but not-to-deep red offers long-lasting, highly-pigmented colour and features innovative packaging that remains locked when not in use—so it only opens when you want it to, not when it’s in your purse!
GOSH Velvet Touch Matte Lipstick in 005 Matte Classic Red $14
This matte lipstick from GOSH Cosmetics deliver creamy texture and long-lasting results with intense, pure matte colour. It lives up to its classic red name, with a nice, warm undertone that will liven up your skin.
Lancome L'Absolu Rouge in Ruby Silk $36
Wrap your lips in rich, satiny colour with this deeply replenishing lipstick that borders on berry. Infused with moisture-boosting Pro-Xylane ', lips stay moist, soft and comfortable for up to 8 hours.
GOSH Velvet Touch Matte Lipstick in 007 Matte Cherry $14
This intense matte colour, with a deep undertone that will go with any outfit, is enriched with natural waxes and hyaluronic acid to moisturize, hydrate, smooth and soothe lips throughout the day.
Stila Colour Balm Lipstick in Sonya $25
A modern take on traditional lipstick, this creamy lip color provides the full pigment load of a lipstick, yet delivers the nourishing properties of a balm. The red skews pinkish for those who want lighter red coverage.