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How to Apply Sexy Red Lipstick Perfectly on any Lip Shape

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“Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick,” Gwyneth Paltrow, the actress with endless legs, once said. Everyone can pull off a red lipstick and if you think you can't, it is your red shade selection, technique and application that is wrong.

How to Apply Sexy Red Lipstick Perfectly on any Lip Shape

How to get those perfect red lips with any lip shape? Aileen Lee, a professional make-up artist, guides us on achieving that va-va-voom sexy siren red lips. But before applying that red lipstick, here are some tips to get your lipstick application techniques right.

Before any lipstick application, exfoliate your lips and get rid of your dead skin.

The Right Technique on How to Apply Lipstick Correctly
Apply lip liner before your lipstick. This is to give your lips a neatly defined edge so that the colour does not bleed. It also gives you a guideline to apply your lipstick perfectly.
The Right Technique on How to Apply Lipstick Correctly
Gently shade your whole lips. It is important to shade your entire lips to help even out the colour and show a hint of colour when your lipstick fades away. Glide your lipliner sideways instead of from the tip.
The Right Technique on How to Apply Lipstick Correctly
Use a lip brush instead of applying lipstick directly onto your lips. This provides more control over direction and allows you to achieve a perfect and even shade for the lips.
The Right Technique on How to Apply Lipstick Correctly
Wipe your lipstick from the lip brush before picking up your lip gloss with the same brush. Use a small firm lip brush.
The Right Technique on How to Apply Lipstick Correctly
Apply lip gloss only on the centre point of the lips to give your lips a 3-d look and to attract light to the centre. The actual lip will appear thicker and fuller.


The Wrong Technique on Lipstick Application
DO NOT apply lipstick directly onto lips.
The Wrong Technique on Lipstick Application
DO NOT purse the lips after application of lipstick.
The Wrong Technique on Lipstick Application
DO NOT directly apply lip gloss onto whole lips.
The Wrong Technique on Lipstick Application
DO NOT purse the lips after lip gloss application.


1. Slightly dab your lip line with foundation.

2. Line your lips with a lip liner.

3. Tilt your lipliner and start drawing from the cupid bow.

4. Repeat on the other side and lower lip.

5. Colour in the lip liner onto the rest of your lips gently.

6. Slightly dab your lips with foundation.

7. If you have tanned skin, use a warm red lipstick, instead of a blue-base one.

8. Use a lip pencil instead of directly applying the lipstick onto your lips.

9. Start from the cupid and slide the lip brush down.

10. Follow the shape of your lipliner carefully.


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