Monday, April 4, 2016

Classic Hollywood Red Lip

Every woman wants to master the classic Hollywood, cherry red lip. Along with the 'cat eye' it is a staple look for any makeup lover and can make you look chic in any circumstance. The trick for a luscious and succulent red lip that draws you in is to use more than one shade of red. When you use a deeper shade along the perimeter of the mouth and a brighter shade in the center, it will make the lips appear plump and made up by a professional. Lindsay already had perfect lips to begin with, but read on if you would like to see what products I used to get the look; and p.s. one of the lipsticks is a drugstore purchase!
1. Make sure your lips are hydrated and smooth. You can use a damp toothbrush and brown sugar to do some gentle last-minute exfoliation.
2. Line your lips with a red lip liner and make sure to keep all of the edges sharp. Soon I will be doing an entire post on how to properly line your lips!
3. With a lip brush, paint on the darker shade of red lipstick concentrating it around the perimeter of the mouth.
4. With a lip brush, paint on the brighter shade of red lipstick concentrating it in the center of the mouth.


1. Prime the eyes to prevent creasing and ensure long-lasting color, I used Benefit Stay Don't Stray.
2. Apply a matte nude shadow to the entire eyelid and up to the brow bone.
3. Lightly blend a matte caramel brown into the outer corner corner and crease of the eye.
4. With an angled brush, blend a dark ashy brown onto the lash line as eyeliner.
5. Add mascara and false lashes, I used the Kiss Demi Wispies.
6. Softly fill in the brows to finish the look, I used the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in 'Taupe'.

Foundation: Make Up For Ever Face & Body & Graftobian Glamour Cremes
Concealer: Mac Pro Longwear
Powder: Hourglass Ambient Powders (Dim, Ethereal, Diffused)
Blush: Make Up For Ever HD Cream Blush #210
Highlight: Jouer Cream Highlight (Champagne) & Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector (Pearl)

Lipliner: Palladio Herbal Lipliner in 'Red Rose'
Lipstick: Bite 'Tannin' & Revlon 'Love That Red'

My favorite deep red is 'Tannin' by Bite. It is incredibly creamy and hydrating and will add depth to any lip look. My top favorite bright red lipstick is 'Love That Red' by Revlon. It's been in production since the 1951 so you know you will be getting that classic red look! Here is a list I found online of other vintage Revlon shades that you can still purchase today!
What is your favorite red lipstick?

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