A French Girls Guide to Red Lipstick

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Ever wonder how the French wear red lips, like during the day, and look amazing?! They always looks so natural and put together, but when I do it at home it looks…eh…not so much. My friend Emma and I teamed up to share some tips on how you can wear red every day and look as chic as a Parisian!

Step 1: Do an at-home lip scrub if your lips are dry. Mix together sugar and olive oil and rub over the lips gently. Lip stick always looks better on hydrated lips rather than dry flaky ones.
Step 2: Apply lip color with a lip brush (see alternative below) from the tube.
Step 3: Blot your lips with a tissue as many times as you would like until you feel the most comfortable with the color. Blotting allows you to tone down a bold red!
Step 4: Be fabulous around the house, grocery shopping and then in the pick up line!

Variations: You can also “tap” the color straight from the tube if you don’t have a lip brush. Use your finger to blend and push the pigment onto your lips to create a subtle version of your lipstick, similar to a stain! For a more “sheer look,” you can apply a thin layer of clear chapstick or balm, then apply a light layer of the red over the lips.

*The rest of your makeup should be minimal when you are rocking red lips. A little blush, light neutral eye shadows, and a little eye liner on the top with mascara.

Tips on the perfect color:

-For fair skin: cool red works the best, like cherry or pinky reds. Cooler blue tones.
-Medium to dark skin: Warmer reds like a tomato red or orangy-red

All skin tones look great in a “true” classic red!

All tips and makeup by Emma at Eden Skin Care and Makeup. Photography by Lisa Elizabeth Images

I tried doing it myself the next morning! Check out the results on Instagram. Would love to know your favorite red, I am adding to my new collection!


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