Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Blogmas Day 18: Lipstick-less red lips?!

Hey everyone!  Lately I have been all about the red lips and I have gotten some questions as to what specific color I am wearing, so I thought I would do a post on it!  Not to mention red lips are just perfect for New Years Eve parties!!

First things first, in nearly every single one of my lip looks (if you follow me on instagram @lindsandbells), I forgo lipstick and opt for lip liner and gloss.  Some might find this really weird, but I I absolutely love love love the outcome!  My #1 tip is to always fill in your entire lip, as opposed to just lining it, even if you are using a lipstick!  This will make the color last so much longer!

For todays look I will not be using a lipstick, but instead "basic red" lip liner by MAC paired with a limited edition red lip gloss (Ronnie Red) by Mac.

To achieve a fab red lip, line and fill in your lips with a bright red lip liner!  The liner allows you to be very precise with your color, and will ensure your lipstick or lip gloss (or both!) does not bleed!  Often times if you just apply a lipstick with no liner, the color will begin to feather or bleed onto the skin surrounding your lips, so lining is definitely important.

After using your lip liner, you can choose any gloss you like- from a sheer or clear one, to a super opaque red gloss!

And voila!  A lipstick-less red lip!

I hope you guys enjoyed this look and as always, thanks for reading!


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