How To Get Long-Lasting Red Lips



Bold and striking, red lips are the most classic, sexy look, and they never goes out of style. If you think this look is a high maintenance, I have some tips that will help you get perfect long-lasting red lips.

This process is something that always works for me. I can wear red lips all day and never have to reapply. Try it out! It could work for you too!

First, very lightly apply a face powder over your lips. This will create a barrier between your skin and the products, much like a lip primer. Powder works perfectly for me so I don't feel the need to purchase a primer. Next, line your lips with a lipliner like Revlon Colorstay in Red. This particular one has a more dry texture so it won't move around on the lips (and it's my favorite!).


Using the same liner, fill your lips. This will begin the process of building the color.


With your choice of matte red lipstick, go over your lined and filled lips. I'm using MAC Russian Red lipstick. Matte lipsticks tend to have a longer overall staying power than other finishes that may be too creamy.


Next, blot your lips on a tissue. This removes a bit of the product but also aids in creating a "stain" on the lips. Repeat the lipstick and blotting steps one final time (for a total of 2) to finish building the color.


Here you can see how the color is bold but it it appears to be in place after the blotting steps.


Last, using the long-wearing lipliner again, retouch and perfect the edges of your lips.


The final look:

28 comments:

thedicegirl said...

Great tips. I shy away from red or darker lipsticks in fear of them smudging and ending up looking a mess, definatly going to try out your tips!

Zerin said...

Great Tutorial! I'll definitely try this out.

Danielle Soria-Orozco said...

Awesome! Luv it! Thanks!

Nurul said...

Ooohhhhhhhh thanks for the tips (eventho I don't wear makeup)

For The Fierce said...

This is great, I have a problem with lipsticks bleeding/fading. I've never thought of using powder though - thanx for the great tip!

MochaMakeupLover said...

Why didn't I think of that? :-) Great tips!

Denny said...

Russian red is a very true, pretty red. Nice job.

Suzanna said...

Awesome step by step! you lucky girl with those fabulous lips! :) I love red lips!

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Makeup Mama said...

Ooh, I use the same steps and I LOVE russian red. The colour suits you mama :)

VampiressDoll said...

Completely perfect and your lips are gorgeous! x

Alice said...

Perfect red lip, I never thought about using powder xx

SilhouetteScreams said...

I need to try out the whole powder step - I do everything but that at the moment! I have to ask though, is it drying at all?

MEVISH said...

thanks for the tip! I never blot my lips I must try next time I love red lipsicks :)

Nina said...

such perfect red lips! Great tips thanks for sharing.

Shadowy Lady said...

thank you so much for this mini tut. I love and wear red lips a lot so this will help :)

Tatjana said...

those are sexy

LoveLifeFashionMakeup said...

nOT ONLY DO YOU HAVE THE PERFECT TIPS AND TRICKS TO LONG LASTING PERFECT RED LIPS, BUT YOU HAVE LIKE PERFECT LIPS!YOU ARE BLESSED! :)

Diane said...

Thanks a lot for the tips!!

kiss

tris1978ton said...

Looks great!

Krystia-HouseofKrystia said...

Great colour choice, thanks for the tip Jacque!

xoxo, Krystia

Ashok said...

can't imagine... these are great lips... i want a kiss please...

Ashok

RusticBird said...

Great post! What colour is the revlon lipliner you used for this lip look?

Jasmine said...

I tried this and it actually worked!!! I always had a problem with my red lipstick bleeding and when I tried this I ate dinner,drank and it didnt come off! I am completely amazed.

Honey Bee said...

Hey! I'm new to your blog. I just tried this out... but my problem still exists. Basically you know the "creases" on our lips? Well, whenever I apply any kind of lipstick, esp bold red, those creases are highlighted even more..making my mouth look all chapped and ugly. Any solution?
Thanks. :) Great blog btw.

Yara Mel said...

very nice! Inspiring blog hun :D

CHECK SOME DIY!
http://styleonmel.blogspot.com/2012/09/blues-and-infinite-avenue.html#more

....... said...

great tips..I love red lips especially in autumn! russian red is always a good one. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

Adeola Naomi said...

Thanks for sharing!!!

Martha Woods said...

Great tip with the powder! I'll definitely try that next time I rock a bold lip.

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