How To | Perfect Red Lips

As common as it sounds, wearing red lips isn’t as common, at least to some women I know who find this shade intimidating. But with a ‘lil attitude and foolproof tricks, I guarantee you’ll be painting the town red like nobody’s ‘biz! For today’s tutorial, I used mainly Pixi products, as demonstrated below.

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Exfoliate and moisturize. Pixi Nourishing Lip Polish is an exfoliant and moisturizer in one, t’was love at first swipe because of the minimal grit and hydration it renders! After skincare and before makeup application, apply this all over the lips and leave on for five minutes or so. Lightly remove the excess with facial tissue.

Contour invisibly. Works like a lip liner and more, Pixi Lip Contour Liner Invisible Smudge Stopper prevents unsightly feathering and over-drawn lips. Use it to line the corner of your mouth, as shown below.

Rock the perfect red. Red is interpreted in hundred and one ways so it all boils down to your preference: tinted, matte, gloss, sheen, liquid, cream, ombre, fiery, pinkish, berry, and so much more.  Pixi Mattelustre Lipstick Raspberry Blush is pinkish red, a great lip color for Spring! It applies evenly and feels soft on the lips.

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Final tip, keep the rest of your makeup simple since red lips will be your ultimate statement.

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19 Comments

  1. March 21, 2016 / 12:21 pm

    I'm not typically a red lipstick wearer — I just never seem to find the right shade. But this color looks so good on you!

  2. March 21, 2016 / 12:49 pm

    Red lipstick is my favorite! I used to be afraid of it, but once I found the right red, wearing it is empowering!

  3. March 21, 2016 / 2:31 pm

    Oh dang. I totally need to try that lip polish!

  4. March 21, 2016 / 2:42 pm

    You've got this down, girl! Love it!

  5. March 21, 2016 / 2:43 pm

    Great tips. Exfoliation is key. I love the red you're wearing, too.

  6. March 21, 2016 / 3:02 pm

    Perfect! The exfoliator & moisturizer in one is definitely a product I need to try

  7. March 21, 2016 / 9:52 pm

    Perfect red lips indeed!

  8. March 21, 2016 / 10:10 pm

    This red looks stunning on you! I'm one of those people who doesn't pull red off very well, but I do really like the formula of these pixi lipsticks!

  9. March 21, 2016 / 10:17 pm

    I agree on all counts. I love that color on you 😉

  10. March 22, 2016 / 12:02 am

    Perfection! I need warm reds so most often it's a brick red.

  11. March 22, 2016 / 3:14 am

    I love the Nourishing Lip Polish. I leave it on all day if I'm not going out. I really want to try the Invisible Smudge. You look fabulous in that shade of red.

  12. March 22, 2016 / 4:02 am

    Red lipsticks need a little more prep but the effect is always gorgeous

  13. March 22, 2016 / 12:49 pm

    I love that red! I have many, but don't reach for them as often as I should.

  14. March 22, 2016 / 1:27 pm

    I didn't realize Pixi had a lip exfoliator, and an invisible liner. Going to have to grab them! That red is perfect on you.

  15. March 22, 2016 / 7:32 pm

    I love a red lip. This color is great on you. My fave is a blood red.

  16. March 22, 2016 / 9:07 pm

    I love this shade! I didn't have a chance to review it yet, but it's a great red.

  17. March 23, 2016 / 1:47 am

    I didn't start rocking red lips until a couple years ago! Great tips!

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