Hope you are doing well Iya Ekos.
The first thing that comes to mind when I see the perfect red lips is OLD HOLLYWOOD. So glamorous, so bold and oh so perfect for Iya Ekos.
The red lips can take you from day to night and can also take your from drag to FAB. I love me some red lips. Every girl/woman should have at least one red lipstick in their collection. It is one of my beauty secret, now you know it.
Today, I will share with you tips on how to get that perfect pout on.
TIP NUMBER 1: EXFOLIATE THE LIPS
When the lips are cracked or not smooth. The lipstick tend to settle in the lines on the lips. Exfoliating or scrubbing off the dead cells on the lips will prepare the lips for lipstick application.
For exfoliating your lips, you can use some brown sugar with a drop of olive oil mix. Place the mixture on your toothbrush and stroke it gently from side to side. Rinse with warm water and apply some lip balm for moisture.
If you can't lay your hands on the brown sugar and olive oil mix, dip your toothbrush in warm water and gently stroke your lips from side to side to remove all the dead cells from your lips. As in the above procedure, apply lip balm for moisture.
TIP NUMBER 2 : PRIME THE LIPS
Just like the face primer, the lips has its primer, use the primer as the foundation for your lipsticks. Not only will it make your lipstick glide on easily, it will make your lipstick last all day.
TIP NUMBER 3 : LINE YOUR LIPS
The lip liner does the magic for the perfect lips. When you line your lips, your lipstick is likely to last all day than when you don't. You can either line your lips in full or just line the ring on your lips.
LINING YOUR LIPS IN FULL: this will make your lipstick last all day compared to when you just line the ring of your lips.
Also when you have any kind of drink be it tea, coffee or soda, you lipstick remains on your lips and would also save you the embarrassment of your lipstick transferring unto your cup.
TIP NUMBER 4: APPLY YOUR RED LIPSTICK
The red lipstick can be matte or luminous and can also be in a stain form. I personally like the matte lipstick for the "Old Hollywood" glam.
MATTE: they do not have any sheen.
LUMINOUS : they have some sheen.
STAIN: They are liquid on application but they dry matte. In most cases when the formulation is good, they do not transfer or run.
When you apply your lipstick, blot it on a tissue then apply it again. That technique also helps your lipstick last longer.
TIP NUMBER 5 : RE-LINE YOUR LIPS
After your lipstick application, re apply your lip liner to prevent your lipstick from bleeding/running. In this case, just around the edges of your lips and around your lips.
TIP NUMBER 6 : CONCEAL
To get the perfect edges and to create that perfect pout, conceal around the corners of your lips. This step however is optional but I love it to make my lips pop.
There you have it Iya Ekos, the next time you are applying your red lipstick, follow this easy steps for perfect results.
Also this tips are also applicable to any kind of lipsticks or lips colours.
Love you for reading. Speak soon.